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n. Chiefly British
A pompous, reactionary, ultranationalistic person.
[After Colonel Blimp, , a cartoon character created by Sir David Low (1891-1963), British political cartoonist.]
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(Military) See blimp2
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an elderly, pompous reactionary.
[1935–40; after a character appearing in cartoons by David Low]
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|Noun||1.||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
|2.||Colonel Blimp - a pompous reactionary cartoon character created by Sir David Low|
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