Definition of blowhard in English:

blowhard

noun

North American
informal
  • 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.’
    • ‘A bleached blond blowhard, he excelled both as a wrestler and a manager.’
    • ‘He is a rather unpleasant figure throughout much of the play, a boastful blowhard, a bully, a coward.’
    • ‘One evening in the town hall of a hamlet in the Pyrenees, the local blowhard delivers a lengthy - indeed, seemingly interminable - lecture to his fellow citizens.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He'd probably be a senator because, in a business that attracts pompous blowhards, senators are the crème de la crème.’
    • ‘What percentage of blogposts are denunciations of some blowhard on the political extremes?’
    • ‘And I think a perfect country needs its share of blowhard, dishonest filmmakers.’
    • ‘‘Oh that old blowhard,’ Bixby huffed as she sat down.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Skewering the army of cable blowhards is a worthy and funny endeavor; ensnaring actual ones to ridicule them is less enjoyable.’
    • ‘When we finally got out in the parking lot, with an order even larger than we had sought, I said, ‘Jim, why on earth did you put up with that blowhard, like that?’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Turning a bunch of internet blowhards into the voice of a major political party is stupid, and just leads to endless empty arguments.’
    • ‘She had always had a problem with that self-important blowhard.’
    • ‘So it was easier to let the old blowhard yak away and just nod occasionally.’
    • ‘Instead, there must have been a few blowhards who got all puffed up and began pontificating.’
    • ‘On the one hand, soldiers and sailors usually see him as an arrogant, disloyal, and self-promoting blowhard who played loose with the facts in order to push his own agenda.’
    • ‘The charismatic CEO, seen from a slightly different angle, is a fairly traditional blowhard.’
    • ‘Those two blowhards back there are never going to write about anything but the works of dead white guys.’
    • ‘I'm worried about the blowhard aspect of talking about ‘Youth and News.’’
    • ‘Inevitably, as the apocalyptic collapse of over-extended technology roars and crashes around them, two central characters will wallow in some pompous, blowhard philosophical debate.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If that means putting up with a few cocktail party jibes from some self-aggrandising blowhard, that's fine with me.’
    • ‘Your support of that war was and is the real treason, you blowhard.’
    • ‘Perhaps it is about time to revisit the law that puts the oldest blowhard of the Senate in the line of succession.’
    • ‘If that were the case, there would be a lot of blowhard, half-witted bloggers out there having to defend their mad and vengeful rantings on a daily basis.’
    • ‘He was a blowhard at times, claiming breakthroughs that hadn't happened yet.’
    • ‘Don't pay any attention to that old blowhard.’
    • ‘Why people would want to read the raving, uninformed postings of anonymous blowhards and braggarts for voyeuristic sport is beyond me.’
    • ‘When she asked one of the clowns if he was a vet, he avoided the question, like all blowhards do.’
    • ‘I didn't agree but I wanted to see where this blowhard would take this.’
    • ‘Well, I don't like the idea of having a man who sounds like a pathetic barroom blowhard (and that's what he sounds like to me) becoming President of the United States in a time of war.’
    • ‘Behind every blowhard there's a sordid tale of sexual perversity.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘But then they get to know me and just think I'm a big fat blowhard.’
    • ‘You know, I hope she does more of that with every right-wing blowhard.’
    • ‘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.’
    boaster, brag, bragger, show-off, blusterer, trumpeter, swaggerer, poser, poseur, poseuse, peacock, egotist, self-publicist
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Pronunciation

blowhard

/ˈbləʊhɑːd/