Meaning of braggadocious in English:


Pronunciation /ˌbraɡəˈdəʊʃəs/


informal mainly US
  • Boastful or arrogant.

    • ‘it sounds braggadocious, but I don't think I ever dropped a pass in a game’
    • ‘I've never been a braggadocious kind of guy’
    • ‘This is an album of braggadocious hip-hop, full-bodied with confrontational street style.’
    • ‘Actually, being a rapper might just be a strong plus in portraying the early, braggadocious Cassius Clay.’
    • ‘Lyrically it doesn't go beyond braggadocious bluster and more local-musician name-drops.’
    • ‘Unusually character-driven for a genre that typically deals in braggadocious montages of big barrel riding, this polished Australian production is buoyed along by the outsized personalities of a pair of pushing-50 best mates.’
    • ‘Even though he seems to be a little braggadocious about being an Americorps volunteer, he seems to be a decent guy.’
    • ‘After one season with the New England Patriots, Johnson has decided to go back to his old, braggadocious self.’
    • ‘It may have been braggadocious, but it wasn't untrue.’
    • ‘At least one tweet was pretty braggadocious; it casually mentioned "my third sailboat" with an accompanying photo.’
    • ‘I don't want to seem braggadocious, but people keep telling me it's the most famous house in the country, after the White House.’
    • ‘Elizabeth is really not a braggadocious person.’
    • ‘I'm not being braggadocious about this, but I play well.’
    bragging, crowing, swaggering, braggart, overweening, overbearing, bumptious, puffed up, vaunting, blowhard, ostentatious, full of oneself


Mid 19th century from braggadocio + -ous.