[ gas-bag ]
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  1. a bag for holding gas, as in a balloon or dirigible.

  2. Slang. a talkative, boastful person; windbag.

Origin of gasbag

First recorded in 1820–30; gas + bag

Words Nearby gasbag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gasbag in a sentence

  • It was Maynard's fault; he was conceited, and a gasbag, and talked about the wrong things.

British Dictionary definitions for gasbag


/ (ˈɡæsˌbæɡ) informal /

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

verb-bags, -bagging or -bagged
  1. (intr) Irish to talk in a voluble way, esp about unimportant matters

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