gasbag

[ gas-bag ]
/ ˈgæsˌbæg /

noun

a bag for holding gas, as in a balloon or dirigible.
Slang. a talkative, boastful person; windbag.

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Origin of gasbag

First recorded in 1820–30; gas + bag
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British Dictionary definitions for gasbag

gasbag
/ (ˈɡæsˌbæɡ) informal /

noun

a person who talks in a voluble way, esp about unimportant matters

verb -bags, -bagging or -bagged

(intr) Irish to talk in a voluble way, esp about unimportant matters
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