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Dictionary Definition

gasbag

Noun

1 a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics [syn: windbag]
2 the bag containing the gas in a balloon [syn: envelope]

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English

Etymology

From gas + bag.

Noun

  1. A bag or bladder to hold a reservoir of gas, as in a hot-air balloon.
  2. Metaphorically, a person who is overly garrulous or prone to making empty, unsupportable statements.

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

Gasbag may refer to:
  • Balloon, a bag filled with gas
  • Windbag, a person who talks too much
  • Gas bladder, contributes to the ability of a fish to control its buoyancy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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