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- a nonrigid or semirigid airship
Origin: after Col. Blimp, creation of Sir David Lowa pompous, smug, highly conservative person
Origin: echoic of sound caused by thumping the airship bag with a finger: probably coined (1915) by A. D. Cunningham, British Navy Air Force
- blimpish adjective
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- A nonrigid, buoyant airship.
- Slang An obese person.
Origin: Perhaps from limp.
noun Chiefly British
Origin: After Colonel Blimp, a cartoon character invented by David Low (1891-1963).
- Blimpˈish adjective