A person who is known of mine talks about such things:

  • This spectacle frame is 200 USD, But when I checked online its cost was around 55 USD.
  • He has a relative who has financed 100% of city A and 50% of another city B
  • One of his uncles was driving a car and met with an accident, the car climbed the first floor of a building, he was so brave that he tied a cloth around his bleeding head, brought his car down, and went to the hospital
  • He told me he is working as an interior designer (he is just a 23-year-old male) and when I mentioned some people in the city who have their own shops, he said they are all like villagers and idiots, they don't know anything
  • He told me that he will be gifting his father a 54k USD car as a surprise and then after a week he told, me the car would be a depreciating asset, I would rather invest money in business

The above are some exact statements by him. Although I can ignore them as he is just a 23-year-old guy. But still, it's somewhat unusual for someone to make such extreme statements. In fact, the above is just from 1-2 conversations with him and in every conversation, he will throw several such things.
Not sure what it is called in English.
Is there any particular word that could describe his behavior?

  • He is just an outright liar.
    – Lambie
    Feb 21, 2023 at 21:54
  • He's a braggart, a blowhard...
    – stangdon
    Feb 21, 2023 at 22:11
  • I assume this has a very specific term in your language...?
    – James K
    Feb 21, 2023 at 22:37
  • 'All mouth and no trousers', my mother would have said. Feb 21, 2023 at 22:48
  • They have an idiom or slang in Texas, USA. "Big hat, no cattle".
    – Gordon
    Feb 22, 2023 at 1:56

1 Answer 1


A slang word springs to mind: fronting. "Putting up a front" would be more standard English .

  • Interestingly the word fronting appears under urbandictionary.com Does it mean that it's not yet added to standard dictionaries like oxford, and Cambridge but has been used by people in daily language?
    – nicku
    Feb 22, 2023 at 10:21

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