blower

noun
blow·​er | \ ˈblō(-ə)r How to pronounce blower (audio) \

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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As is common with those who speak up about official malpractice, the whistle-blowers who exposed this particular fraud were viciously harassed by their superiors and driven out of their jobs. Andrew Cockburn, Harper's magazine, "The Military-Industrial Virus," 10 June 2019 The Sun reports that Chopra picked out a few items from Tiffany's, including a $250 sterling silver bubble blower with a Tiffany blue accent. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Reportedly Visited Baby Archie—and Brought Expensive Gifts," 31 May 2019 The handyman’s hut offers subscribers access to hedge trimmers, chain saws, leaf blowers and other equipment; users pay a flat monthly fee to borrow the tools and return them when they’re done. Philip Delves Broughton, WSJ, "‘Subscribed’ Review: For a Flat Monthly Fee," 17 July 2018 Prosecutors held them up as courageous whistle-blowers who broke the SEAL code of silence to stop a rogue chief who was on a track to higher leadership positions. Dave Philipps, New York Times, "Navy SEAL Chief Accused of War Crimes Is Found Not Guilty of Murder," 2 July 2019 Whistle-blower complaint An administrative assistant at Fremont High School said she was fired in December without explanation after raising questions about unusual financial transactions. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Candlestick’s future is moving forward — fast," 25 June 2019 In 2015, a subsidiary of the company agreed to pay nearly half a billion dollars to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit accusing it of defrauding Medicare of millions of dollars. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, "FTC signs off on $4.3 billion acquisition of Denver-based DaVita’s medical group," 19 June 2019 The Office of Special Counsel is an independent federal agency that investigates whistle-blower complaints but doesn't prosecute cases itself. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Watchdog: Kellyanne Conway should be ousted from White House job over repeated political remarks," 13 June 2019 The stock tumbled 62 percent through Tuesday amid slumping sales, increased competition, and a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging its cans contain toxic chemicals. BostonGlobe.com, "Bain Capital raises $900 million for life sciences fund," 13 June 2019

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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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