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blowoff

[bloh-awf, -of] /ˈbloʊˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
a current of escaping surplus steam, water, etc.:
The safety valve released a violent blowoff from the furnace.
2.
a device that permits and channels such a current.
3.
Slang. a person who brags or boasts; a blow-hard.
4.
a temporary, sudden surge, as in prices:
The Federal Reserve Board's credit tightening could cause a blowoff in interest rates.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; noun use of verb phrase blow off
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Examples from the web for blowoff
  • Wood siding reduces blowoff on walls during high winds.
  • The size of blowoff and blowdown piping shall be not less than the size of the connection on the boiler.
  • Flame stable with no blowoff from the burner or flashback into the burner.
Slang definitions & phrases for blowoff

blowoff

noun
  1. A climax; a final provocation: She said I was late, and that was the blowoff (1900s+)
  2. A quarrel: She and Hobart have had a big blow-off (1900s+)
  3. Something very easy; piece of cake (1970s+ Teenagers)

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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