- The definition of bloviate is to speak for a long time in an arrogant way.
An example of bloviate is for a person to give a lengthy speech about how great he is.
- bloviation noun
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intransitive verb blo·vi·at·ed, blo·vi·at·ing, blo·vi·ates Slang
Origin: Mock-Latinate formation, from blow1.
- bloˌvi·aˈtion noun