Colonel Blimp

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:  a pompous person with out-of-date or ultraconservative views; broadly :  reactionary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


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

Colonel Blimp


Full Definition of COLONEL BLIMP

:  an army officer or government official notoriously stuffy, pompous, short-sighted, and unobservant of or hostile to up-to-date procedures; broadly :  an elderly pompous reactionary


after Colonel Blimp, a cartoon character created by David Low born 1891 British cartoonist
First Known Use: 1937

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