Definition of blowhard in English:

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blowhard

Pronunciation: /ˈblōˌhärd/

noun

North American informal
A person who blusters and boasts in an unpleasant way: a bunch of pompous blowhards trying to get on the news [as modifier]: local blowhard politicians
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  • One evening in the town hall of a hamlet in the Pyrenees, the local blowhard delivers a lengthy - indeed, seemingly interminable - lecture to his fellow citizens.
  • Turning a bunch of internet blowhards into the voice of a major political party is stupid, and just leads to endless empty arguments.
  • Inevitably, as the apocalyptic collapse of over-extended technology roars and crashes around them, two central characters will wallow in some pompous, blowhard philosophical debate.

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Syllabification: blow·hard

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