Colonel Blimp


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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

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(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
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