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windbag

[ wind-bag ]
/ ˈwɪndˌbæg /
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noun
Informal.Also called bag of wind [wind] /wɪnd/ . an empty, voluble, pretentious talker.
the bag of a bagpipe.
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Origin of windbag

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

OTHER WORDS FROM windbag

wind·bag·ger·y, noun
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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
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