from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nonrigid, buoyant airship.
- n. Slang An obese person.
- intransitive v. Slang To become very fat. Often used with out: He's really blimped out since he got that desk job.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An airship constructed with a non-rigid lifting agent container.
- n. An obese person.
- n. A person similar to the cartoon character Colonel Blimp; a pompous, reactionary British man.
- v. To expand like a blimp or balloon; to become fat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any elderly pompous reactionary.
- n. a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)
- n. a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
Perhaps from limp.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin not entirely certain, however most historians believe that it is onomatopoeia for the sound a blimp makes when thumped. Although there is some disagreement among historians, credit for coining the term is usually given to Lt. A.D. Conningham of the British Royal Navy in 1915. (Wiktionary)