Definition of blimp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//blɪmp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//blɪmp//
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  1. 1 (especially North American English) a small airship (= an aircraft without wings)
  2. 2(also Colonel Blimp) (old-fashioned, British English, disapproving) an older person, especially an old army officer, with very old-fashioned political opinions
  3. Word OriginFirst World War (in sense (1)): of uncertain origin. Sense (2) derives from the character invented by cartoonist David Low, used in anti-German or anti-government drawings before and during the Second World War.
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