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Braggadocio is an unincorporated community in Pemiscot County, Missouri, United States. It is located 8 miles (13 km) west of Caruthersville on Missouri Route J and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north of Steele on Route Z.


Braggadocio was founded in about 1847. A post office called Braggadocio has been in operation since 1881. Some say the community was so named on account a large share of the early settlers being braggarts, while others believe the name is an amalgamation of Bragg and Docio, the respective surname and given name of a local husband and wife. Still another claim is the name is derived from fiction, after the knight and horse thief Sir Braggadoccio, in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene.

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