blower

noun

blow·​er ˈblō(-ə)r How to pronounce blower (audio)
1
: one that blows
2
: a device for producing a current of air or gas
3
4
chiefly British : telephone

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Example Sentences

although he's not the first person to blow his own horn, he's about the most obnoxious blower I've ever met
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blower was before the 12th century

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“Blower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blower. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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