[ wind-bag ]
/ ˈwɪndˌbæg /


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

Origin of windbag

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

Related forms

wind·bag·ger·y, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for windbag


/ (ˈwɪndˌbæɡ) /


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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