Windbag

What does "Windbag" mean?

Today it means: Talkative, boastful, talks about nothing.

A "windbag" is the affectionate nickname for a sailing ship. It is unlikely to have originated from the sea as windbags were used in forges to fan the flames and in church organs so is much more likely to have come from there. Nobody knows how it has come by its meaning today.

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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