Definition of Blimp

1. Noun. Any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low).




2. Noun. A small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon.
Exact synonyms: Sausage, Sausage Balloon
Generic synonyms: Airship, Dirigible

Definition of Blimp

1. Noun. A military middle class Englishman intolerant of others’ ideas. ¹

2. Noun. An airship constructed with a non-rigid lifting agent container. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) An obese person. ¹

4. Noun. A person similar to the cartoon character Colonel Blimp; a pompous, reactionary British man. ¹

5. Verb. To expand like a blimp or balloon; to become fat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blimp

1. a nonrigid aircraft [n -S] : BLIMPISH [adj]

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Literary usage of Blimp

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1. The Island of Elcadar: A Pilgrimage in Novel-Land by Icarus de Plume (1921)
"A large gray blimp passed back of the grove, and Hyacinth had arrived. It was the Bucephalus, the winner of the last blimp regatta. ..."

2. Aviation in the U.S. Army, 1919-1939 by Maurer Maurer (1987)
"Above: Pony Blimp used for training at the Balloon and Airship School; below: the RS-1, which was the only American-built semi-rigid dirigible. ..."

3. The A-B-C of Aviation: A Complete, Practical Treatise Outlining Clearly the by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1918)
"... Balloon Types —The Zeppelin—Dirigible Balloon Types—The Blimp. THE reason why aircraft of the lighter-than-air type leave the ground is a simple one. ..."

4. Landscape Archaeology in Southern Epirus, Greece 1 by James Wiseman (2003)
"Another kind of remote sensing, aerial photography from a tethered blimp, was employed by the project to document some of the larger known ancient sites. ..."

5. Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights ...: Why America by Kelly Miller (1919)
"In order to hold whatever position in the air may be desired, the blimp is ... Not every blimp, that is to say, but the pattern approved and required of ..."

6. Surviving Twilight: A Soldier's Chronicle of Daily Life in Iraq by Shane A. Bernskoetter (2005)
"The guy in the back seat looks over and sees the observation blimp up in the sky off in ... He honestly thought the observation blimp was a hovering SCUD. ..."

7. Aircraft in War and Commerce by William Hibbert Berry (1918)
"The " Blimp " is a cross between balloon and aeroplane; its upper half (gas ... The average speed of the " Blimp " is about 35 mph, and it can carry pilot ..."

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