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Meaning of FANFARON

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fan"fa*ron\, n. [F., fr. Sp. fanfarron; cf. It.
fanfano, and OSp. fanfa swaggering, boasting, also Ar.
farf[=a]r talkative.]
A bully; a hector; a swaggerer; an empty boaster. [R.]
--Dryden.

 

 

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