- (fanfarrón [faŋfarón], an expressive creation that has passed from Spanish into other Romance varieties)1) Clark: 1850s. Trinkets or baubles worn by a vain or bawdy woman; also excessive makeup.2) According to Clark, a term of contempt for a "fancy woman," by extension from (1).3) West: 1848. As an adjective, vain or conceited (obscure).4) DARE: 1940. As an adjective, gaudy or tawdry.5) DARE: 1943. An uproar or hoopla. The DRAE glosses fanfarrón as an adjective describing a person who claims to be something that s/he is not. It especially refers to a cowardly person who boasts of his own bravery. It also refers to things that are showy or trashy.Alternate forms: fofaraw, fofarrow, foforrow, foofarar, foofaraw, foofarraw, fooferaw, foofooraw, forfarrow, forforraw, forforrow, froofraw, froufraw, frufraw, fuforaw, fufurraw.
Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. Robert N. Smead. 2013.