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[ bloh-vee-eyt ]
/ ˈbloʊ viˌeɪt /

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

to speak pompously.

Nearby words

blotto, blount's disease, blouse, blouson, blousy, bloviate, bloviation, blow, blow a fuse, blow away, blow by blow

Origin of bloviate

1850–55, Americanism; pseudo-Latin alteration of blow2 to boast; popularized by Warren G. Harding
Related formsblo·vi·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bloviation

  • In Washington, a town known for bloviation rather than whimsy or wit, the wacky season is just about to begin.

    How Funny Is Obama?|Sandra McElwaine|January 30, 2009|DAILY BEAST