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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A pompous, reactionary, ultranationalistic person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A military middle class Englishman intolerant of others’ ideas.

Etymologies

After Colonel Blimp, a cartoon character invented by David Low (1891-1963).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the cartoon character Colonel Blimp, created by Sir David Low (1891–1963). (Wiktionary)

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