blowhard


noun Slang.

  1. an exceptionally boastful and talkative person.

noun

  1. a boastful person

adjective

  1. blustering or boastful
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 (v.1) + 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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