blowhard

A person who talks too much or too loudly, especially in a boastful or self-important manner.

The merchants are the most ultra Secessionists. . . . Some men of Northern origin were the most rabid. A "blowhard," named James Patterson, of Augusta, Jackson County, was originally from Pennsylvania. He stumped the county and was elected to the Convention, and cast his vote for secession.


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  • Blowhard — may refer to:*A braggart *Blowhard (The Tunnelers), member of The Tunnelers group of Marvel Comics mutants *A duel level in the Nintendo 64 game Mario Party 3 …   Wikipedia

  • blowhard — low hard n. a very boastful and talkative person. Syn: braggart, boaster, line shooter, vaunter. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blowhard — ☆ blowhard [blō′härd΄ ] n. Slang a loudly boastful person * * * blow·hard (blōʹhärd ) n. Informal A boaster or braggart. * * * …   Universalium

  • blowhard — (n.) also blow hard, 1840, a sailor s word (from 1790 as a nickname for a sailor), perhaps not originally primarily meaning braggart; from BLOW (Cf. blow) (v.1) + HARD (Cf. hard) (adv.). An adjective sense of boastful appeared c.1855, and may be… …   Etymology dictionary

  • blowhard — ☆ blowhard [blō′härd΄ ] n. Slang a loudly boastful person …   English World dictionary

  • blowhard — UK [ˈbləʊˌhɑː(r)d] / US [ˈbloʊˌhɑrd] noun [countable] Word forms blowhard : singular blowhard plural blowhards American informal someone who talks too much about themselves or the things they have achieved …   English dictionary

  • blowhard — [“blo”hard] n. a braggart; a big talker. □ You’re just a big blowhard. □ When and if this blowhard finishes, let’s go …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • blowhard — n A talkative braggart. That old blowhard thinks he won the Korean War single handedly. 1850s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • blowhard — noun Date: 1848 1. braggart 2. windbag …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blowhard — Synonyms and related words: Captain Bobadil, Gascon, Texan, big mouth, blower, blusterer, boaster, brag, braggadocio, braggart, fanfaron, gasbag, gasconader, hector, hot air artist, miles gloriosus, rodomontade, windbag, windjammer, windy …   Moby Thesaurus

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