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windbag Line breaks: wind|bag
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪn(d)baɡ/

Definition of windbag in English:


informal , derogatory
A person who talks at length but says little of any value: I think he’s a pompous old windbag
More example sentences
  • 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 windbag

beanbag • kitbag • dillybag

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