Colonel Blimp


: a pompous person with out-of-date or ultraconservative views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

Examples of Colonel Blimp in a Sentence

felt like a Colonel Blimp when it came to how his grandchildren communicated with each other

Word History


Colonel Blimp, cartoon character created by David Low

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Colonel Blimp was in 1938

Dictionary Entries Near Colonel Blimp

Cite this Entry

“Colonel Blimp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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