Colonel Blimp


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Colonel Blimp

n. Chiefly British
A pompous, reactionary, ultranationalistic person.

[After Colonel Blimp, , a cartoon character created by Sir David Low (1891-1963), British political cartoonist.]

Colonel Blimp

n
(Military) See blimp2

Colo′nel Blimp′


n.
an elderly, pompous reactionary.
[1935–40; after a character appearing in cartoons by David Low]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Colonel Blimp - any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
extreme right-winger, reactionary, ultraconservative - an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
2.Colonel Blimp - a pompous reactionary cartoon character created by Sir David Low
References in periodicals archive ?
His popular character Colonel Blimp represented many of the farcical aspects of war.
Mr Christley has written letters ad nauseam supporting leaving the EU and the Colonel Blimp mentality of Fortress Britain.
Also being presented by is the digital restoration of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, which was restored by the Academy Film Archive in association with the BFI National Archive, ITV Studios Global Entertainment Ltd.
He provides analysis of the films' ideological themes, plots, actors, and cinematography, and discusses the British obsession with specific events of the war; traits associated with film heroes, including stoicism and personal restraint, understated humor, improvisation, and the underdog mentality; and how these traits added a national ethos in films like Salute John Citizen, Next of Kin, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The Lion Has Wings, A Canterbury Tale, Against the Wind, The Cruel Sea, Reach for the Sky, The Dam Busters, The Coldlitz Story, Carve Her Name with Pride, The Malta Story, The Bridge on the River Kwai, A Bridge Too Far, The English Patient, and Atonement.
Has no statistics to back up her hilarious Colonel Blimp opinions.
Rhyl Apollo 5 Cinema THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP (U) Major General Clive Wynne-Candy recalls his incredible life so far.
Greeting us at the entrance was the headmaster, the kind of person who seems to have become obsolete in modern Britain--a tall Colonel Blimp in a pinstriped suit and the poshest accent you ever heard.
U) Paranormal Activity (18) Planet 51 (U) The Box (12A) The Descent Part 2 (18) The Twilight Saga New Moon (12A) Where The Wild Things Are (PG) CARDIFF Chapter 029 2030 4400 Seraphine (PG) The Men Who Stare At Goats (15) Fantastic Mr Fox (PG) Secrecy (ctba) The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (U) Christmas on Mars (ctba) Welcome (15) CARDIFF Odeon 0871 224 4007 2012 (12A) Avatar (12A) Avatar 3D (12A) Carriers (15) Disney's A Christmas Carol 3D (PG) Law Abiding Citizen (18) Nativity
But soon thereafter she turned to acting, debuting on film in the 1941 film version of George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara," Michael Powell cast her in three different roles in his epic "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp," a feat that showed off Kerr's talents and made her a star.
Fergusson, who quickly learned to be fluent in Maori, was a popular Governor-General, even though at first glance looking--monocle and all--like a New Zealand impression of Colonel Blimp.
of Wales carefully analyzes these least traditional of filmmakers at the middle of the last century and gives interesting insights into such leading-edge films as Black Narcissus, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and the 1944 A Canterbury Tale, which most certainly did not fit the mold of wartime sentiment.