The word “bombastic” refers to language or speech that is excessively exaggerated, pretentious, or grandiose, often to impress or attract attention. It is used to describe someone who uses inflated or pompous language to make themselves seem more important or knowledgeable.

Interesting fact: The word “bombastic” originated from the Latin word “bombax,” which means “cotton.” This is because cotton was associated with padding or stuffing, and the word “bombastic” came to be associated with inflated or padded language.