Variant of blimp
- 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: prob. coined (1915) by A. D. Cunningham, Brit Navy Air Force
- blimpish adjective
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