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  • n. One who habitually bloviates; a pompous, opinionated, typically voluble commentator.


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  • Laura Holson noted in the NY Timesof March 10,2010:"Sometimes you hear a word for the first time and think :"Of course." How better to describe...the frequent tabloid target Alec Baldwin than as "the bloviator"?

    March 9, 2010

  • one who talks at length in a boastful and pompous manner


    June 14, 2009

  • Could the old racial politics still be determinative? I’ve long been skeptical of the incessant press prognostications (and liberal panic) that this election will be decided by racist white men in the Rust Belt. Now even the dimmest bloviators have figured out that Americans are riveted by the color green, not black — as in money, not energy. Voters are looking for a leader who might help rescue them, not a reckless gambler whose lurching responses to the economic meltdown (a campaign “suspension,�? a mortgage-buyout stunt that changes daily) are as unhinged as his wanderings around the debate stage.

    (The New York Times, The Terrorist Barack Hussein Obama, by Frank Rich, October 12, 2008)

    October 13, 2008