1 informal A person who talks excessively about trivial things.
- The members passed an enormous tax cut in the teeth of a recession - taking us from surplus to deficit so quickly that not even the talk-radio gasbags could convincingly pin the blame on our all-weather scapegoat.
- Via Matt, I read this post by him on the Spanish elections and ensuing charges of ‘appeasement,’ by the hysterical gasbags on the right.
- The point is, you can get political discussion and debate from all sides without ever even thinking about bloated gasbags like Bill or Al.
2The container holding the gas in a balloon or airship.
- My guess is, they're able to make better gasbags.
- Right at the top of the map, are a few multi-coloured balloons, perhaps reflecting the increasing trend of advertisers using colourful gasbags.
- The much smaller Goodyear blimp, and others like it, have no rigid structure inside the gasbag, and rely on gas pressure to hold the bag in shape.
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