follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

gasbag

[gas-bag] /ˈgæsˌbæg/
noun
1.
a bag for holding gas, as in a balloon or dirigible.
2.
Slang. a talkative, boastful person; windbag.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; gas + bag
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for gas-bag

gasbag

/ˈɡæsˌbæɡ/
noun
1.
a person who talks in a voluble way, esp about unimportant matters
verb -bags, -bagging, -bagged
2.
(intransitive) (Irish) to talk in a voluble way, esp about unimportant matters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for gas-bag

gasbag

noun

An energetic and persevering talker; windbag

verb

To talk energetically and perseveringly: although we have of course plenty of gasbagging about morality (1888+)


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

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for gasbag

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for gas

4
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with gas-bag