[ bloh-hahrd ]

  1. an exceptionally boastful and talkative person.

Origin of blow-hard

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blow-hard in a sentence

  • I'll keep him agin fifty-'leven o' that old snortin' rebel and Copperhead Blowhard Billings.

  • But Old Rock Jaw, in more of a blowhard mood even than usual, couldn't let well enough alone.

    The Kenzie Report | Mark Clifton
  • Not that I believe in the braggart and blowhard, but a chap must have nerve to put himself ahead if he wants to keep in the game.

    Frank Merriwell's Bravery | Burt L. Standish
  • Look at de bloke a-jollying Jinnie, an' de Blowhard a-starvin'.

    Tom Grogan | F. Hopkinson Smith
  • "You're welcome to your opinion, old Blowhard," responded Lemon.

    Sword and Pen | John Algernon Owens

British Dictionary definitions for blowhard


/ (ˈbləʊˌhɑːd) informal /

  1. a boastful person

  1. blustering or boastful

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012