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windbag

[wind-bag] /ˈwɪndˌbæg/
noun
1.
Informal. an empty, voluble, pretentious talker.
2.
the bag of a bagpipe.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see wind1, bag
Related forms
windbaggery, noun
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Examples for windbag
  • Nobody likes being bullied by a sanctimonious windbag.
  • None of the items are loaded down with windbag descriptions of ingredients or preparation details.
  • They perceive a windbag novelist whose corpulent prose epics are palatable nowadays only in abridgments.
British Dictionary definitions for windbag

windbag

/ˈwɪndˌbæɡ/
noun
1.
(slang) a voluble person who has little of interest to communicate
2.
the bag in a set of bagpipes, which provides a continuous flow of air to the pipes
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Word Origin and History for windbag
n.

late 15c., "bellows for an organ," from wind (n.1) + bag (n.). Figurative sense of "person who talks too much" is attested from 1827.

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Slang definitions & phrases for windbag

windbag

noun

A person who talks too much, esp a pompous prater; bag of wind, gasbag: a windbag who shoots the gab (1827+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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