noun Date: 1827 1. a bag for holding gas 2. an idle or garrulous talker

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  • gasbag — n. 1. a person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics. Syn: windbag. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the bag containing the gas in a balloon. Syn: envelope. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   Wikipedia

  • gasbag — ► NOUN informal ▪ a person who talks idly and excessively …   English terms dictionary

  • gasbag — [gas′bag΄] n. 1. a bag to hold gas, as in a balloon ☆ 2. Slang a person who talks too much …   English World dictionary

  • gasbag — noun a) A bag or bladder to hold a reservoir of gas, as in a hot air balloon. By this method of construction a considerable amount of support can be imparted to the gasbag, though it does not dispense with the services of the ballonet, as does… …   Wiktionary

  • gasbag — UK [ˈɡæsbæɡ] / US [ˈɡæsˌbæɡ] noun [countable] Word forms gasbag : singular gasbag plural gasbags informal someone who talks all the time but says nothing important …   English dictionary

  • gasbag — n. a braggart. □ What’s the old gasbag going on about now? □ Harry is such a gasbag when he gets going about himself …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • gasbag — /ˈgæsbæg / (say gasbag) noun 1. a bag for holding gas, as in a balloon or airship. 2. Colloquial an empty, voluble talker; a windbag. –verb (i) (gasbagged, gasbagging) 3. Colloquial to talk volubly; chatter. {gas1 + bag; US (1870s) …   Australian English dictionary

  • gasbag — /gas bag /, n. 1. a bag for holding gas, as in a balloon or dirigible. 2. Slang. a talkative, boastful person; windbag. [1820 30; GAS + BAG] * * * …   Universalium

  • gasbag — Synonyms and related words: Captain Bobadil, Gascon, Graf Zeppelin, Texan, aerostat, agreeable rattle, airship, babbler, ballonet, balloon, big mouth, big talker, blab, blabberer, blatherer, blimp, blower, blowhard, blusterer, boaster, brag,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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