Definition of windbag in US English:

windbag

noun

derogatory, informal
  • A person who talks at length but says little of value.

    ‘I think he's a pompous old windbag’
    • ‘It is a document that some of our meat-headed media windbags would be well advised to read - even if they have to move their lips while they're doing it.’
    • ‘I can think of no one in the whole world who could play a scheming windbag of a womaniser better than him!’
    • ‘I met some very nice and clever people, and deflated a couple of well-filled windbags.’
    • ‘‘What an old windbag,’ Saba sneered at King Mondo.’
    • ‘One wonders why this paragon of windbags campaigned so passionately for the republican cause in a country he hadn't lived in for over thirty years.’
    • ‘I trust they also will eventually tire of blow-hard windbags - whether the wind is blowing from the left or the right.’
    • ‘The indictment against Adams, as I read it, is that he's a fat, pompous old windbag who assumes that anyone with an opposing viewpoint is a fool or a knave.’
    • ‘Especially when the convention itself will be nothing but a bunch of boring windbags telling lie after lie.’
    • ‘And if you think I'm using big words, you should have heard these ivory tower windbags.’
    • ‘‘He's a pumped-up windbag who should be denied the oxygen of publicity,’ she says.’
    • ‘Most had been disagreeable, pompous windbags at best.’
    • ‘As is usually the case with Washington windbags, these claims are hyperbolic.’
    • ‘The windbags of ‘the international community’ huffily insisted that he did.’
    • ‘It's because, on balance, I think he's a pompous windbag.’
    • ‘‘The boy looks like a pompous windbag,’ Vandy interjected.’
    • ‘But the meeting continued way beyond its allotted time frame, mainly due to the fact that the pompous windbags who called the meeting in the first place couldn't stick to an agenda if their mothers' lives depended on it.’
    • ‘It died because the Democrats and their media groupies overplayed their hand, as usual, and so turned a real scandal into just another fake scandal for senatorial windbags to huff and puff over.’
    • ‘They can range from I-work-with-bricks-and-steel-and-you-don't macho he-men on one end of the spectrum to the pompous, condescending windbags affecting Wrightian capes and walking sticks on the other.’
    • ‘Ok, so I'm really nothing like him but if I was to be reincarnated as a pompous windbag that'd be the type I'd like to be.’
    • ‘Making fun of political windbags is a tried and true method of reducing their influence and puncturing their ridiculous high opinion of themselves.’
    boaster, brag, bragger, show-off, blusterer, trumpeter, swaggerer, poser, poseur, poseuse, peacock, egotist, self-publicist
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Pronunciation

windbag

/ˈwɪn(d)bæɡ//ˈwin(d)baɡ/