Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Boasting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A boasting.

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  • noun archaic Boasting.

Etymologies

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From Old French bobance.

Examples

  • 'Puddleglum,' they've said, ` you're altogether too full of bobance and bounce and high spirits.

    The Silver Chair

  • We have had great good fortune in France, and it hath led to much bobance and camp-fire talk, but I have ever noticed that those who know the most have the least to say about it.

    The White Company

  • "We have had enough bobance and boasting," said Hordle John, rising and throwing off his doublet.

    The White Company

  • We have had great good fortune in France, and it hath led to much bobance and camp-fire talk, but I have ever noticed that those who know the most have the least to say about it.

    The White Company

  • We have had great good fortune in France, and it hath led to much bobance and camp-fire talk, but I have ever noticed that those who know the most have the least to say about it.

    The White Company

  • "We have had enough bobance and boasting," said Hordle John, rising and throwing off his doublet.

    The White Company

  • "We have had enough bobance and boasting," said Hordle John, rising and throwing off his doublet.

    The White Company

  • And by that she showed that the pomp and bobance of the world should be eschewed, and that she conformed her unto the Virgin Mary; and when she came home she gave to some poor women the clothes in which she went to church.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • Ned with his head cloven, and it would be more fitting if you were saying aves for his soul, instead of all this bobance and boasting.

    Sir Nigel

  • "We have had enough bobance and boasting," said Hordle John, rising and throwing off his doublet.

    The White Company

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