blimp

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noun \ˈblimp\

Definition of blimp

  1. 1 :  an airship that maintains its form by pressure from contained gas

  2. 2 capitalized :  colonel blimp

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Origin and Etymology of blimp

imitative; perhaps from the sound made by striking the gas bag with the thumb


First Known Use: 1916


BLIMP Defined for English Language Learners

blimp

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Definition of blimp for English Language Learners

  • : a large aircraft without wings that floats because it is filled with gas


BLIMP Defined for Kids

blimp

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noun \ˈblimp\

Definition of blimp for Students

  1. :  an airship filled with gas like a balloon



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