blower

noun
blow·er | \ ˈblō(-ə)r \

Definition of blower 

1 : one that blows

2 : a device for producing a current of air or gas

3 : braggart

4 chiefly British : telephone

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Examples of blower in a Sentence

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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Last year, Harvard’s Kennedy School rescinded its fellowship invitation to WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning after conservatives and federal intelligence officials objected. Laura Krantz, BostonGlobe.com, "Lawrence Bacow promises a more outward-looking Harvard," 1 July 2018 Compared to those efforts — or to Beyoncé’s mind-blower of a performance at April’s Coachella festival — this album doesn’t seek to present either musician in a startling new light. Mikael Wood, latimes.com, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z tell a story of success on 'Everything Is Love'," 18 June 2018 When the Highland Avenue streetcar began running, Trinity tapped in, allowing the conversion to an electric blower for the organ. Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lost in the rubble of Trinity church, a 'priceless and irreplaceable' pipe organ from 1879," 18 May 2018 In February 2017, the company paid a settlement of more than $3 million for knowingly double-billing the government after a whistle-blower flagged the incident, according to then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein. Rob Wile, miamiherald, "Here's how much taxpayers are spending to house unaccompanied immigrants," 2 July 2018 Kogan also says Rust is writing a revisionist history of events, casting himself as a whistle-blower when, Kogan says, the Psychometrics Centre wanted in on the project up until contract negotiations fell through. Issie Lapowsky, WIRED, "The Man Who Saw the Dangers of Cambridge Analytica Years Ago," 19 June 2018 Both companies were set up before revelations from a whistle blower were released in March that Cambridge Analytica had misused data from millions of Facebook users that underpinned work on U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Stephanie Baker, chicagotribune.com, "Cambridge Analytica won't be revived under new company name, executive says," 8 May 2018 Facebook has lost has lost billions in market value since a whistle-blower revealed last month that political firm Cambridge Analytica was misusing consumers’ data. Rebecca Spalding, Bloomberg.com, "Facebook Suspends Data Firm Cubeyou Amid Privacy Scandal," 9 Apr. 2018 The whistle-blower accused Hornsey of dismissing internal allegations of racial discrimination, according to a person who read the email. Bloomberg, Fortune, "Uber HR Head Quits After Accusations She Ignored Allegations of Racial Discrimination," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of blower

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

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blower

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blower

: a device that blows air

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