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wind·bag

 (wĭnd′băg′)
n.
1. The flexible air-filled chamber of a bagpipe or similar instrument.
2. Slang A talkative person who communicates nothing of substance or interest.

windbag

(ˈwɪndˌbæɡ)
n
1. slang a voluble person who has little of interest to communicate
2. (Instruments) the bag in a set of bagpipes, which provides a continuous flow of air to the pipes

wind•bag

(ˈwɪndˌbæg)

n.
an empty, voluble, pretentious talker.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.windbag - a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics
bore, dullard - a person who evokes boredom

windbag

noun bore, boaster, gossip, prattler, loudmouth (informal), braggart, blether (Scot.), bigmouth (slang), gasbag (informal), blowhard (informal), bullshitter (taboo slang), bullshit artist (taboo slang) He's just a boring old windbag.
Translations

windbag

[ˈwɪndbæg] N (= person) → hablador(a) m/f

windbag

[ˈwɪndbæg] nbaudruche fwind-blown windblown [ˈwɪndbləʊn] adj
[sand, pollen] → transporté(e) par le vent
[hair] → coiffé(e) en coup de vent
His blond hair was windblown → Ses cheveux blonds étaient coiffés en coup de vent.wind-borne [ˈwaɪndbɔːrn] adj [seeds, pollen] → transporté(e) par le vent

windbag

[ˈwɪndˌbæg] n (fam) (person) → trombone m
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