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  • adj. Blimp-like in appearance or size.
  • adj. Pompously reactionary, like Colonel Blimp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. pompously ultraconservative and nationalistic.

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  • adj. pompously ultraconservative and nationalistic


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blimp +‎ -ish


  • Paul recounted the famous chipmunk-chasing escapade that had ended with Jane shimmying down the drainpipe after her runaway pet and being confronted by a “naked blimpish British colonel” spluttering with embarrassment.

    A Covert Affair

  • In fact I suspect it speaks to a blimpish belief that gays are not proper men, don't you know.

    Martin Amis, The Pregnant Widow (2010)

  • In part, that's a consequence of his blimpish judgments on everyone upon whom his disapproval settles -- including the rich and the Chinese, as a people.

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  • The blimpish British officers cited by Flashman are characters in Hector Servadac, one of Jules Verne's later science-fiction novels (1877).


  • The plate umpire stands mask in hand, nearly blimpish in his outfitting.


  • Seeing as Naipaul's still with us, and Dirda goes on to let's face it, aptly characterize him as "increasingly blimpish, less a cultural scourge than a mean-spirited, intolerant crank," I'm not answering anything without a recognized caller ID for a few days if I'm the critic in question.

    Dirda V. Naipaul Bio Fisticuffs

  • Yes, Waugh hungered for the trappings of the aristocracy, partied with the golden lads and lasses of Oxford's "Brideshead generation," and ultimately made himself into a blimpish country squire.

    Shocked by the New

  • Vane was yet another aristo example of blimpish lack of talent promoted beyond capabilities.

    American Connections

  • Paine was cautious, pragmatic, blimpish, and not entirely certain that an all-out revolution was the right way to go.

    American Connections

  • The SRBs were separated by nearly 30 feet to accommodate the blimpish diameter of the ET.

    Riding Rockets


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