bloviator

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1850, US, Ohio, as bloviate +‎ -or.[1]

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bloviator (plural bloviators)

  1. One who habitually bloviates; a pompous, opinionated, typically voluble commentator.
    • 1850, Rep. Deb. & Proc. Convent. for Revision Constit. State of Ohio (1851) 642/1:[1]
      When the bloviators attempt to disturb the proceedings of this Convention, they will be allowed to proceed without any further or more particular notice.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 In Defense of Harding the Bloviator”, Ben Zimmer, Word Routes: Exploring the Pathways of our Lexicon, July 29, 2010