Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Boasting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A boasting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Boasting.

Etymologies

From Old French bobance. (Wiktionary)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • C (84): "Lat not our alder foo [devil] make his bobance [boast]".

    LXer Linux News

  • "Here is poor 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

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