bloviate

[ bloh-vee-eyt ]
/ ˈbloʊ viˌeɪt /

verb (used without object), blo·vi·at·ed, blo·vi·at·ing.

to speak pompously.

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Origin of bloviate

1850–55, Americanism;pseudo-Latin alteration of blow2 to boast; popularized by Warren G. Harding

OTHER WORDS FROM bloviate

blo·vi·a·tion, noun
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