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n. Chiefly British
A pompous, reactionary, ultranationalistic person.
[After Colonel Blimp, a cartoon character invented by David Low (1891-1963).]
1. A nonrigid, buoyant airship.
2. Derogatory An obese person.
v.intr. blimped, blimp·ing, blimps
Slang To become very fat. Often used with out: He's really blimped out since he got that desk job.
[Possibly imitative of the sound made by tapping the finger against the envelope of the airship.]
1. (Aeronautics) a small nonrigid airship, esp one used for observation or as a barrage balloon
2. (Film) films a soundproof cover fixed over a camera during shooting
[C20: probably from (type) B-limp]
(Military) (often capital) chiefly Brit a person, esp a military officer, who is stupidly complacent and reactionary. Also called: Colonel Blimp
[C20: after a character created by Sir David Low (1891–1963), New Zealand-born British political cartoonist]
a nonrigid airship.
[1915–20; of uncertain orig.]
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|Noun||1.||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
|2.||blimp - a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon|