American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A nonrigid, buoyant airship.
- n. Slang An obese person.
- v. Slang To become very fat. Often used with out: He's really blimped out since he got that desk job.
- n. An airship constructed with a non-rigid lifting agent container.
- n. slang 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. any elderly pompous reactionary.
- n. a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon.
- 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)
“Adway tried to see through the smoke and debris, “The blimp is gone.””
“Perhaps propelled by the recent dawn of solar powered airplanes, this stunning solar powered blimp is poised to take flight by harnessing sunlight for fuel.”
“This 246-foot-long Zeppelin, 50 feet longer than the Goodyear blimp, is capable of carrying up to 12 passengers and will be available for aerial tours of the San Francisco Bay Area.”
“Ironically, when we came back down to Sugarloaf Key yesterday, we picked a campground from which the blimp is clearly visible.”
“The Sky Yacht personal blimp is a cross between a zeppelin and a hot-air balloon that claims to combine the best of both in a highly steerable vehicle that doesn't require large ground crews.”
“A blimp is a non-rigid airship or steerable balloon with no internal support or framework.”
“The shape of the blimp is formed by the pressure of the internal lifting gas.”
“The cabin of the blimp is called a gondola and holds up to eight passengers.”
“The fabric shell of a blimp is called an envelope.”
“No, the blimp is not controlled from a device on the ground.”
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