The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
bloviate \blo"vi*ate\ (bl[=o]"v[i^]*[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
bloviated (bl[=o]"v[i^]*[=a]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
To orate pompously; -- used especially of politicians and
news commentators. --Frank Rich (N. Y. Times Jan. 6, 1999, p.
A23) -- blo"vi*a*tor, n. -- blo"vi*a*tion, n.
"We've had almost three weeks of lawyers bloviating
about what the facts in the case are," Mr. Rogan said.
"Wouldn't it be easier to bring the witnesses?"
in The New
Jan 22, 1999,