- a small, nonrigid airship or dirigible, especially one used chiefly for observation.
- Slang. a fat person.
- blimp out, Slang. to eat too much.
Origin of blimp
Origin of Blimp
Examples from the Web for blimp
Darrin followed for a few miles, keeping the "blimp" in sight.
As Darrin glanced upward he saw the "blimp" nearly overhead.
Apart from the "blimp's" report there could be no doubt as to the destruction.
"Message from the 'blimp,' sir," again iterated the messenger on the deck.
Then it was a very important catch that the 'blimp' ran us into.
- a small nonrigid airship, esp one used for observation or as a barrage balloon
- films a soundproof cover fixed over a camera during shooting
- (often capital) mainly British a person, esp a military officer, who is stupidly complacent and reactionaryAlso called: Colonel Blimp
Word Origin and History for blimp
1916, of obscure origin, many claimants. "One of the weird coinages of the airmen" [Weekley]. Common theory is that it is from designers' prototype nickname Type B-limp, in the sense of "without internal framework," as opposed to Type A-rigid; thus see limp (adj.).