Colonel Blimp

noun
\ -ˈblimp How to pronounce Colonel Blimp (audio) \

Definition of Colonel Blimp

: a pompous person with out-of-date or ultraconservative views broadly : reactionary

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Other Words from Colonel Blimp

Colonel Blimpism \ -​ˈblim-​ˌpi-​zəm How to pronounce Colonel Blimpism (audio) \ noun

Examples of Colonel Blimp in a Sentence

felt like a Colonel Blimp who had outlived his time

First Known Use of Colonel Blimp

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Colonel Blimp

Colonel Blimp, cartoon character created by David Low

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The first known use of Colonel Blimp was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“Colonel Blimp.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Colonel%20Blimp. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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