windbag

[wind-bag]
noun
1.
Informal. an empty, voluble, pretentious talker.
2.
the bag of a bagpipe.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see wind1, bag

windbaggery, noun
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windbag (ˈwɪndˌbæɡ)
 
n
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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windbag
1470, "bellows for an organ," from wind (n.) + bag. Fig. sense of "person who talks too much" is attested from 1827.
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windbag definition


and bag of wind
  1. n.
    a talkative person; a braggart. : Quiet, you windbag!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
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.
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