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informal, derogatory North American
  • A person who blusters and boasts in an unpleasant way.

    • ‘local blowhard politicians’
    • ‘a bunch of pompous blowhards trying to get on the news’
    • ‘One evening in the town hall of a hamlet in the Pyrenees, the local blowhard delivers a lengthy - indeed, seemingly interminable - lecture to his fellow citizens.’
    • ‘Turning a bunch of internet blowhards into the voice of a major political party is stupid, and just leads to endless empty arguments.’
    • ‘Inevitably, as the apocalyptic collapse of over-extended technology roars and crashes around them, two central characters will wallow in some pompous, blowhard philosophical debate.’
    • ‘If that means putting up with a few cocktail party jibes from some self-aggrandising blowhard, that's fine with me.’
    • ‘Well, I don't like the idea of having a man who sounds like a pathetic barroom blowhard (and that's what he sounds like to me) becoming President of the United States in a time of war.’
    • ‘When we finally got out in the parking lot, with an order even larger than we had sought, I said, ‘Jim, why on earth did you put up with that blowhard, like that?’’
    • ‘If that were the case, there would be a lot of blowhard, half-witted bloggers out there having to defend their mad and vengeful rantings on a daily basis.’
    • ‘Behind every blowhard there's a sordid tale of sexual perversity.’
    • ‘And I think a perfect country needs its share of blowhard, dishonest filmmakers.’
    • ‘Your support of that war was and is the real treason, you blowhard.’
    • ‘What percentage of blogposts are denunciations of some blowhard on the political extremes?’
    • ‘Don't pay any attention to that old blowhard.’
    • ‘But then they get to know me and just think I'm a big fat blowhard.’
    • ‘‘Oh that old blowhard,’ Bixby huffed as she sat down.’
    • ‘On the one hand, soldiers and sailors usually see him as an arrogant, disloyal, and self-promoting blowhard who played loose with the facts in order to push his own agenda.’
    • ‘She had always had a problem with that self-important blowhard.’
    • ‘I didn't agree but I wanted to see where this blowhard would take this.’
    • ‘The charismatic CEO, seen from a slightly different angle, is a fairly traditional blowhard.’
    • ‘A bleached blond blowhard, he excelled both as a wrestler and a manager.’
    boaster, brag, bragger, show-off, blusterer, trumpeter, swaggerer, poser, poseur, poseuse, peacock, egotist, self-publicist



/ˈblōˌhärd/ /ˈbloʊˌhɑrd/