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Blimp

 (blĭmp)
n. Chiefly British
A pompous, reactionary, ultranationalistic person.

[After Colonel Blimp, a cartoon character invented by David Low (1891-1963).]

Blimp′ish adj.

blimp

 (blĭmp)
n.
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.]

blimp

(blɪmp)
n
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]

blimp

(blɪmp)
n
(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]

blimp

(blɪmp)

n.
a nonrigid airship.
[1915–20; of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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.blimp - a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloonblimp - a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
airship, dirigible - a steerable self-propelled aircraft
Translations
Prallluftschiff
blimp
ספינת אוויר
dirigibile flosciosilenziatore
飛行船
blimp

blimp

[blɪmp] N
1. (esp US) (= airship) → zepelín m, dirigible m
2. (Brit) (= person) → reaccionario/a m/f, militarista mf, patriotero/a m/f
a (Colonel) Blimpun carpetovetónico

blimp

n
(Brit inf) (Colonel) BlimpStockkonservative(r) m, → alter Oberst (inf)
(Aviat) → Kleinluftschiff nt
(Film) → Blimp m, → Schallschutzgehäuse nt
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