wind·​bag | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌbag How to pronounce windbag (audio) \

Definition of windbag

: an exhaustively talkative person

Examples of windbag in a Sentence

with a windbag like that, who needs a wind farm to meet our energy needs?
Recent Examples on the Web But to some ears, Bross’ pitch sounded like the stump speech of a windbag politician: long on purple prose, short on facts. Ron Grossman,, 3 Mar. 2022 More: How Rand Paul went from calling Donald Trump an 'orange windbag' to being a devout disciple That put all eyes on Murkowski, whose vote could have forced a 50-50 tie. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, 31 Jan. 2020 Some combination of deliberate tactics and the unprecedented loathing of his opponents causes anything bombastic, silly, or overly self-centered to be played up and employed to reinforce the caricature of him as a blustering, narcissistic windbag. Conrad Black, National Review, 11 Sep. 2019 Göring does not seem to care about anything, that windbag. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 6 July 2018 Are Douthat, Robin, and others right in dismissing Trump as just a windbag? Jeet Heer, New Republic, 12 Feb. 2018 Even that old windbag Polonius, played by Robert Joy, is less a bombastic grandstander than a dry-as-dust martinet. Ben Brantley, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2018 For the seventh time in 13 years, a hurricane is trying to re-arrange the Tigers' season, this one a waterlogged windbag named Harvey, who supposedly will be emptying himself over Houston and south Texas through next Wednesday. Ron Higgins,, 27 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of windbag

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Windbag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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