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FANFARONADE

(n.) Empty self-promoting language; wildly arrogant, baseless boasting.


At its heart, fanfaronade is the lovechild of both arrogant narcissism and soulless bamboozlers; it takes root in the insecure and thrives amongst fellow charaders. Hiding often beneath tailored suits, material glitz, fake filters, and botox, fanfaronade is a malady both tragic and comedic, fleeting and timeless.


Wordeby's stumbled upon this word from the depths of Spanish humor. Invented in a time of sky high wiggery and painted on moles (for men), Fanfarrón is Spanish for boaster -- in the 17th century, the French pilfered the word whereupon the English transformed it into 'fanfaronade' to describe the actual verbal spewage of this particular breed of braggarts. Loathe them or pity them, those singers of fanfaronade surround us; be it on the playground or in our professional lives. Beware the ugly song of fanfaronade.


~Wordeby's by Chanel Rion


ART: "Welladay! Is this my son Tom?" (1774) by Samuel Heironymous Grimm

NATIONALITY: English

GENRE: Satire

ART: "Welladay! Is this my son Tom?" (1774) by Samuel Heironymous Grimm

NATIONALITY: English

GENRE: Satire


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