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Definition of blimp

1 : an airship that maintains its form by pressure from contained gas
2 capitalized : colonel blimp

Examples of blimp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The blimp will head to the Youngstown area on Wednesday. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Goodyear Blimp to fly over Northeast Ohio hospitals beginning Monday to thank health-care, essential workers," 12 June 2020 The blimp’s schedule for the Cleveland area kicks off Monday. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Goodyear Blimp to fly over Northeast Ohio hospitals beginning Monday to thank health-care, essential workers," 12 June 2020 The awards — small orange blimps emblazoned with the Nickelodeon logo — were shipped to winners. Gary Dinges, USA TODAY, "Kids' Choice Awards: See who took home top honors in major categories," 3 May 2020 The Bad Boys are considered a blimp in the transition from Magic and Bird to Jordan. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Are Detroit Tigers 1984 champs the 'Best Team Ever' tournament? Make your voice heard," 1 Apr. 2020 The ultimate night of slime and orange blimps is almost here! Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus," 12 Mar. 2020 Plans are underway for a new Trump-Pence branded blimp that will gather voter data while flying over sporting events and other large gatherings. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, "Trump-branded blimp will gather voter data from above," 2 Mar. 2020 Trump agenda: Baby blimp time Anti-Trump protestors are set to flood the streets in London today. NBC News, "The 2020 Democratic race remains stuck in place," 4 June 2019 London mayor Sadiq Khan reportedly approved the blimp’s flight over London. Adam Rasmi, Quartz, "The Trump baby blimp is back," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of blimp

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blimp

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

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The first known use of blimp was in 1916

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6 Aug 2020

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“Blimp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of blimp

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


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Kids Definition of blimp

: an airship filled with gas like a balloon

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