gasbag

[gas-bag]
noun
1.
a bag for holding gas, as in a balloon or dirigible.
2.
Slang. a talkative, boastful person; windbag.

Origin:
1820–30; gas + bag

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To gasbag
Collins
World English Dictionary
gasbag (ˈɡæsˌbæɡ)
 
n
1.  a person who talks in a voluble way, esp about unimportant matters
 
vb , -bags, -bagging, -bagged
2.  (Irish) (intr) to talk in a voluble way, esp about unimportant matters

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Slang Dictionary

gasbag definition


  1. n.
    a braggart. : What's the old gasbag going on about now?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
By regurgitating gasbag talking points, deniers will never alter the perception of climate mavens.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;