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Colonel Blimp

noun \-ˈblimp\

Definition of COLONEL BLIMP

:  a pompous person with out-of-date or ultraconservative views; broadly :  reactionary
Colonel Blimp·ism \-ˈblim-ˌpi-zəm\ noun

Examples of COLONEL BLIMP

  1. <felt like a Colonel Blimp who had outlived his time>

Origin of COLONEL BLIMP

Colonel Blimp, cartoon character created by David Low
First Known Use: 1937

Rhymes with COLONEL BLIMP

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