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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a nonrigid airship.

    Category: Aeronautics

Origin of blimp:

1915–20; of uncert. orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Colonel Blimp, Blimp(noun)

    any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)

  2. blimp, sausage balloon, sausage(noun)

    a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon


  1. blimp(Noun)

    An airship constructed with a non-rigid lifting agent container.

  2. blimp(Noun)

    An obese person.

  3. blimp(Noun)

    A person similar to the cartoon character Colonel Blimp; a pompous, reactionary British man.

  4. blimp(Verb)

    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.

  5. Blimp(Noun)

    A military middle class Englishman intolerant of othersu2019 ideas.

  6. Origin: Origin not entirely certain, however most historians believe that it is onomatopoeia for the sound a blimp makes when thumped.


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