- Informal. an empty, voluble, pretentious talker.
- the bag of a bagpipe.
Origin of windbag
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Examples from the Web for windbag
He can still come off like a windbag with a know-it-all air.The Resurrection of Newt Gingrich
October 18, 2011
Happily less, far less, than usual of the windbag about Sexton.
Since when has the son of a chief learnt to talk with the loud tongue and windbag swagger of the Amabuna?The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley
With the inconceivably-maniacal Swiss quartette, who shout and caper, and produce hideous sounds from throat and windbag.London's Heart
B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
In his letters during this period, everyone who differs from him is denounced as a charlatan and a windbag.Schopenhauer
No opportunity for Windbag to come into action; now is the time, as champion of privileges of House of Commons.
- slang a voluble person who has little of interest to communicate
- 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
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