a boastful and talkative person.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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Tom tried him off his own ground once or twice, but found he knew nothing beyond, and so let him have his head, and the rest of the road bowled easily away; for old Blow-hard (as the boys called him) was a dry old file, with much kindness and humour, and a capital spinner of a yarn when he had broken the neck of his day's work, and got plenty of ale under his belt.
Welcome, bullying boorish blow-hard Dear Donald John Trump WELCOME home to Scotland.
I believe a phony blow-hard wouldn't last five minutes in your organization.
An article in E1Pais, Spain's most-read upscale paper, took issue with the show's blow-hard loglines.
Amidst the cantankerous rhetoric and blow-hard posturing from both sides of the narrow fence, there was some plainspoken eloquence from Senator Richard Durbin, Democrat of Illinois.
Indeed, helping to unmask the blow-hard - that is, human - nature of most journalists is perhaps McLaughlin's great contribution to contemporary society.