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blimp

[ blimp ]
/ blɪmp /
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noun
a small, nonrigid airship or dirigible, especially one used chiefly for observation.
Slang. a fat person.
Verb Phrases
blimp out, Slang. to eat too much.
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Origin of blimp

First recorded in 1915–20; of uncertain origin

Other definitions for blimp (2 of 2)

Blimp
[ blimp ]
/ blɪmp /

(sometimes lowercase)

Origin of Blimp

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for blimp (1 of 2)

blimp1
/ (blɪmp) /

noun
a small nonrigid airship, esp one used for observation or as a barrage balloon
films a soundproof cover fixed over a camera during shooting
See also blimp out

Word Origin for blimp

C20: probably from (type) B-limp

British Dictionary definitions for blimp (2 of 2)

blimp2
/ (blɪmp) /

noun
(often capital) mainly British a person, esp a military officer, who is stupidly complacent and reactionaryAlso called: Colonel Blimp

Word Origin for blimp

C20: after a character created by Sir David Low (1891–1963), New Zealand-born British political cartoonist
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