windbag [wind-bag] Word Origin noun
- Informal. an empty, voluble, pretentious talker.
- the of a bagpipe.
Origin of windbag late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at, Related formswind·bag·ger·y, noun British Dictionary definitions for windbaggery windbaggery noun
- informal lengthy talk or discussion with little or no interesting content
- slang a voluble person who has little of interest to communicate
- the bag in a set of bagpipes, which provides a continuous flow of air to the pipes
Word Origin and History for windbaggery windbag n.
late 15c., “bellows for an organ,” from(n.1) + (n.). Figurative sense of “person who talks too much” is attested from 1827.