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blow-hard

[bloh-hahrd]
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noun Slang.
  1. an exceptionally boastful and talkative person.
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Origin of blow-hard

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for blow-hard

Historical Examples

  • The sight of him frightened Blow-hard so that he ran and climbed to the top of a door.

    The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869

    Various

  • "The young squirt was always a Smart-Aleck and a blow-hard," he said.

    Poor White

    Sherwood Anderson

  • Hes the blow-hard that was going to do all sorts of things to Liddell last spring, if you believe the papers.

    Full-Back Foster

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Rolltar the Mars man—boastful fellow, blow-hard—he was telling some of us that in his opinion Tarrano had already run away.

    Tarrano the Conqueror

    Raymond King Cummings

  • Hear-all told him what had passed, and that now he could hear Blow-hard complaining of a broken leg.