gasbag

[ gas-bag ]
/ ˈgæsˌbæg /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. gas-guzzler,
  2. gas-guzzler tax,
  3. gas-liquid chromatography,
  4. gas-operated,
  5. gas-permeable lens,
  6. gascoigne,
  7. gascoigne, george,
  8. gascon,
  9. gasconade,
  10. gascony

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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