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gasbag (plural gasbags)

  1. A bag or bladder to hold a reservoir of gas, as in a hot-air balloon.
    • 1914: Eric Henry Stuart Bruce, Aircraft in War [1]
      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 the entirely rigid type.
  2. Metaphorically, a person who is overly garrulous or prone to making empty, unsupportable statements.
    • 1911: Edward Everett Hale, Dramatists of To-day: Rostand, Hauptmann, Sudermann, Pinero, Shaw, Phillips, Maeterlinck [2]
      Not that the Reverend James is absolutely a pretentious gasbag any more than Marchbanks is an inspired prophet. He has a definite, a positive part in the world"s work.


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6 letters in word "gasbag": A A B G G S.

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aa aas ab aba abas abs ag aga agas ags as ba baa baas bag bags bas gab gabs gag gaga gags gas sab sag saga

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