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blowhard

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Pronunciation: /ˈbləʊhɑːd
 
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Definition of blowhard in English:

noun

North American informal
A boastful or pompous person: the segregationist blowhards who would dominate the politics of my state for a generation [as modifier]: blowhard politicians
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  • He'd probably be a senator because, in a business that attracts pompous blowhards, senators are the crème de la crème.
  • That is, the program and network, its host, and its audiences were more cerebral, more scholastic, and more directly concerned with effecting change than its blowhard competitors.
  • He is a rather unpleasant figure throughout much of the play, a boastful blowhard, a bully, a coward.

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