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Blimp definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low) [syn: Colonel Blimp, Blimp]
2: a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon [syn: blimp, sausage balloon, sausage]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: imitative; perhaps from the sound made by striking the gas bag with the thumb Date: 1916 1. an airship that maintains its form by pressure from contained gas 2. capitalized Colonel Blimp

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 (also (Colonel) Blimp) a proponent of reactionary establishment opinions. 2 a a small non-rigid airship. b a barrage balloon. 3 a soundproof cover for a cine-camera. Derivatives: blimpery n. blimpish adj. Etymology: 20th. c., of uncert. orig.: in sense 1, a pompous, obese, elderly character invented by cartoonist David Low (d. 1963), and used in anti-German or anti-Government drawings before and during the war of 1939-45

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(blimps) A blimp is the same as an airship. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

Bourbon, Colonel Blimp, Graf Zeppelin, aerostat, airship, ballonet, balloon, bloated aristocrat, captive balloon, diehard, dirigible, dirigible balloon, dumpling, fatty, fuddy-duddy, gasbag, heavy, heavyweight, hippo, lighter-than-air craft, lump, pilot balloon, potbelly, reactionarist, reactionist, rigid airship, roly-poly, royalist, sausage, semirigid airship, ship, stuffed shirt, swagbelly, tub, tub of lard, tun, ultraconservative, weather balloon, white, zeppelin




 


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