Definition of Fanfaron

1. n. A bully; a hector; a swaggerer; an empty boaster.



Definition of Fanfaron

1. Noun. (obsolete) bully ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) boaster ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fanfaron

1. a braggart [n -S] - See also: braggart

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fanfaron

fandubber
fandubbing
fandubbings
fandubs
fane
fanega
fanegada
fanegadas
fanegas
fanes
fanfare
fanfared
fanfarelike
fanfares
fanfaring
fanfaron (current term)
fanfaronade
fanfaronades
fanfarons
fanfest
fanfests
fanfic
fanfics
fanfiction
fanfold
fanfolded
fanfolding
fanfolds
fanfoot
fanft

Literary usage of Fanfaron

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1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1879)
"M. de fanfaron. M. le Président, allow me to inform you that you are a thief, ... UPON the President taking the Choir M. ACHILLE БЕ fanfaron rushed into the ..."

2. Sub-tropical Rambles in the Land of the Aphanapteryx: Personal Experiences by Nicolas Pike (1873)
"Start from Home—Embarking at the Trou fanfaron—Docks, &c. —Lauding Bullocks—Scarcity of Shipping—Timber-ship unloading—Abundance of Fish— Clearness of ..."

3. The Old Régime: Courts, Salons, and Theatres by lady Catherine Hannah Charlotte Jackson, Catherine Charlotte Jackson (1880)
"Madame, the Regent's Mother.—Audacity of Voltaire.—Character of the Regent.—" Un fanfaron de Vices ; "—Yet Generally Popular.—The Regent's Gallantry. ..."

4. The Old Régime: Court, Salons and Theatres by Elliot Jackson (1896)
"Madame, the Regent's Mother. — Audacity of Voltaire. — Character of the Regent. — "Un fanfaron de Vices." — Yet Generally Popular. — The Regent's Gallantry. ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"From its first meaning is derived fanfaron, a boaster, ana fanfaronade, boasting. FANSHAWE, sir Richard, on eminent diplomatist and poet, born in 1607. ..."

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