- The definition of a bluster is a stormy blowing of air or a noisy commotion.
An example of a bluster is a loud person bumbling into a room.
- Bluster means for wind to blow like a storm, or for someone to speak or act noisily.
An example of bluster is for the wind to blow around lawn furniture.
- to blow stormily: said of wind
- to speak or conduct oneself in a noisy, swaggering, or bullying manner
Origin of blusterMiddle English blustren, to blow violently from or akin to Low German blüstern, blistern: for Indo-European base see fluctuate
- to force by blustering; bully
- to say noisily and aggressively
- stormy blowing or noisy commotion
- noisy swaggering or bullying talk
verbblus·tered, blus·ter·ing, blus·ters
- To blow in loud, violent gusts, as the wind during a storm.
- a. To speak in a loudly arrogant or bullying manner.b. To brag or make loud, empty threats.
- A violent, gusty wind.
- Turbulence or noisy confusion.
- Loud, arrogant speech, often full of empty threats.
Origin of blusterMiddle English blusteren from Middle Low German blüsteren
- blus′ter·y blus′ter·ous
(third-person singular simple present blusters, present participle blustering, simple past and past participle blustered)
From Middle Low German blüstren (“to blow violently”)