windbag

[ wind-bag ]
/ ˈwɪndˌbæg /

noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for windbaggery (1 of 2)

windbaggery

/ (ˈwɪndˌbæɡərɪ) /

noun

informal lengthy talk or discussion with little or no interesting content

British Dictionary definitions for windbaggery (2 of 2)

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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