Blimp meaning

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A nonrigid, buoyant airship.
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A pompous, reactionary, ultranationalistic person.
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A pompous, smug, highly conservative person.
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An airship constructed with a non-rigid lifting agent container.
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An obese person.
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To become very fat. Often used with out:

He's really blimped out since he got that desk job.

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A nonrigid or semirigid airship.
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A very fat person.
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(slang) An obese person.
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A person similar to the cartoon character Colonel Blimp; a pompous, reactionary British man.
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To expand like a blimp or balloon; to become fat.

After college, she started blimping and could no longer wear her favorite little black dress.

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A military middle class Englishman intolerant of others’ ideas.
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Origin of blimp

  • Possibly imitative of the sound made by tapping the finger against the envelope of the airship
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • After Colonel Blimp , a cartoon character invented by David Low (1891–1963)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Origin not entirely certain, however most historians believe that it is onomatopoeia for the sound a blimp makes when thumped. Although there is some disagreement among historians, credit for coining the term is usually given to Lt. A.D. Conningham of the British Royal Navy in 1915.
    From Wiktionary
  • There is an often repeated, but false, alternative explanation for the term. The erroneous story is that at some time in the early 20th century, the United States military had two classes for airships: Type A-rigid and Type B-limp, hence “blimp”. In fact,
    From Wiktionary
  • From the cartoon character Colonel Blimp, created by Sir David Low (1891–1963).
    From Wiktionary