Definition of blowhard in English:



North American
  • A boastful or pompous person:

    ‘the segregationist blowhards who would dominate the politics of my state for a generation’
    [as modifier] ‘blowhard politicians’
    • ‘Because blowhards and pressure groups - not the network's users - would almost certainly dictate network policies, it's not likely to be as useful as everyone assumes it would be.’
    • ‘Those two blowhards back there are never going to write about anything but the works of dead white guys.’
    • ‘Skewering the army of cable blowhards is a worthy and funny endeavor; ensnaring actual ones to ridicule them is less enjoyable.’
    • ‘He is, instead, a complete fraud - a blowhard as devoid of principle as the iconic strawmen he sets up and knocks down with mind-numbing regularity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To avoid being perceived as the blowhard executive who knows it all, he is always asking for feedback on what he could have done better.’
    • ‘He was a blowhard at times, claiming breakthroughs that hadn't happened yet.’
    • ‘When she asked one of the clowns if he was a vet, he avoided the question, like all blowhards do.’
    • ‘So he had a low-key quality, instead of screaming at a guest as some of the cable blowhards do, it would be the death of a thousand cuts.’
    • ‘He is a rather unpleasant figure throughout much of the play, a boastful blowhard, a bully, a coward.’
    • ‘If there is any true unity in this nation it is the fact that voters on both sides were not really as for their candidates as much as they were just against the blowhards on the other side of the fence they found annoying.’
    • ‘Is she saying that the words of half-wits and blowhards carry more weight in the world of the written word than the established journalists and writers themselves?’
    • ‘Why people would want to read the raving, uninformed postings of anonymous blowhards and braggarts for voyeuristic sport is beyond me.’
    • ‘Instead, there must have been a few blowhards who got all puffed up and began pontificating.’
    • ‘He'd probably be a senator because, in a business that attracts pompous blowhards, senators are the crème de la crème.’
    • ‘But although the service is called futureme, I predict it'll prove especially popular with wives eager to get the last word - however long it takes - with their blowhard spouses.’
    • ‘I'm worried about the blowhard aspect of talking about ‘Youth and News.’’
    • ‘So it was easier to let the old blowhard yak away and just nod occasionally.’
    • ‘You know, for us, it's not really that interesting to be just a blowhard, to be the messenger and the message and the expert.’
    • ‘Perhaps it is about time to revisit the law that puts the oldest blowhard of the Senate in the line of succession.’
    boaster, brag, bragger, show-off, blusterer, trumpeter, swaggerer, poser, poseur, poseuse, peacock, egotist, self-publicist
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