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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Braggadocio
- Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 40.
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
- "Pemiscot County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
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