Definition of windbag in English:
A person who talks at length but says little of value.
- They can range from I-work-with-bricks-and-steel-and-you-don't macho he-men on one end of the spectrum to the pompous, condescending windbags affecting Wrightian capes and walking sticks on the other.
- It died because the Democrats and their media groupies overplayed their hand, as usual, and so turned a real scandal into just another fake scandal for senatorial windbags to huff and puff over.
- It's because, on balance, I think he's a pompous windbag.
- Example sentences
- Most people appear to regard all this future stuff as nothing more than pointless navel gazing, needless windbaggery, useless pontificating, worthless sounding off and aimless chatter.
- The opposition to the Governments proposed reforms to higher education is characterised by windbaggery on the part of Labour ‘rebels’ and Liberal Democrats.
- Yes, it seems to me we're headed for another bad election, from the point of view of the ‘decent’ people who want results, not more windbaggery.
Words that rhyme with windbagbeanbag • kitbag • dillybag
Definition of windbag in:
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