windbag

[ wind-bag ]
/ ˈwɪndˌbæg /

noun

Informal. an empty, voluble, pretentious talker.
the bag of a bagpipe.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
Question 1 of 10
earnest

Origin of windbag

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at wind1, bag

OTHER WORDS FROM windbag

wind·bag·ger·y, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for windbag

British Dictionary definitions for windbag

windbag
/ (ˈwɪndˌbæɡ) /

noun

slang a voluble person who has little of interest to communicate
the bag in a set of bagpipes, which provides a continuous flow of air to the pipes
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