- Informal. an empty, voluble, pretentious talker.
- the bag of a bagpipe.
Origin of windbag
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- informal lengthy talk or discussion with little or no interesting content
- 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 windbaggery
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