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blow-hard

[bloh-hahrd] /ˈbloʊˌhɑrd/
noun, Slang.
1.
an exceptionally boastful and talkative person.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
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Examples from the web for blowhard
  • R candidate right-wing blowhard or tax-avoiding rich guy.
  • It's maddening that such a liar, such complete blowhard can command those kinds of sales.
  • He's a blowhard whose only talent is attracting a rabid audience of complete idiots.
  • One is a college dropout and blowhard, the other finished medical school and got a degree.
British Dictionary definitions for blowhard

blowhard

/ˈbləʊˌhɑːd/
noun
1.
a boastful person
adjective
2.
blustering or boastful
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Word Origin and History for blowhard
n.

also blow-hard, 1840, a sailor's word (from 1790 as a nickname for a sailor), perhaps not originally primarily meaning "braggart;" from blow (v.1) + hard (adv.). An adjective sense of "boastful" appeared c.1855, and may be a separate formation leading to a modified noun use.

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Slang definitions & phrases for blowhard

blowhard

noun
  1. A braggart; self-aggrandizer: His reach often does exceed his grasp, in a town of blowhards
  2. An insistent and aggressive talker (1820s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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