Bombast Definition

bŏmbăst
noun
Talk or writing that sounds grand or important but has little meaning; pompous language.
Webster's New World
Grandiose or overpowering expression, as in music or painting.
American Heritage

Originally, cotton, or cotton wool.

Wiktionary

Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding.

Wiktionary
verb
To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate.
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Other Word Forms of Bombast

Noun

Singular:
bombast
Plural:
bombasts

Origin of Bombast

  • Alteration of obsolete bombace cotton padding from Old French from Medieval Latin bombax bombac- cotton bombazine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French bombace (“cotton, cotton wadding”)

    From Wiktionary

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