from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vain or blustering boaster; a braggart; a braggadocio.
- adj. Bragging; vainly boasting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vain boaster; a braggart; a bombastic fellow; a bully.
- Bragging; vainly boasting.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The only thing that I'm sure of is that Franken is behaving more patriotic than the rodomont in this instance.