- 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 a separate formation leading to a modified noun use.
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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 — ☆ 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 — noun 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… … Wiktionary
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