bloviation

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Etymology[edit]

bloviate +‎ -ion.[1]

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bloviation (plural bloviations)

  1. (US, possibly originally Ohio, informal) A lengthy discourse in a boastful or pompous manner. [from mid 19th c.]
    • 1850, Rep. Deb. & Proc. Convent. for Revision Constit. State of Ohio (1851) 640/1:
      For doing my duty, I claim no credit—I seek no ‘bloviations’—I ask for no sacrifices—I desire no ovations.

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  1. ^ Ben Zimmer (29 July 2010), “Word Routes: Exploring the Pathways of our Lexicon: In Defense of Harding the Bloviator”, in Visual Thesaurus[1], ThinkMap, archived from the original on 1 July 2017.

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