\ ˈblimp How to pronounce blimp (audio) \

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 Only three one-night stays in the blimp will be available for purchase — October 22, 23 and 24 — all leading up to the game between rivals University of Michigan and Notre Dame on October 26. Hannah Chubb,, "Grab Your Pink Suitcase! You Can Now Stay in the Real Barbie Malibu Dream House Thanks to Airbnb," 17 Oct. 2019 The network had a blimp overhead for the Series, so the pilot heeded Michaels’ instructions on which shots to get. Ron Kroichick,, "Al Michaels brought Bay Area background to 1989 earthquake coverage," 12 Oct. 2019 That revelation led him to launch Cloudline, a company working to connect isolated communities to markets by providing deliveries in blimp-like unmanned airships. Quartz Staff, Quartz Africa, "Quartz Africa Innovators 2019: leading the change for Africa’s future," 19 Sep. 2019 And on Tuesday, a woman popped one of the Trump baby blimps used by protesters marching against President Donald Trump's visit to the U.K., according to the British newspaper The Independent. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "Woman pops Trump baby blimp amid protests in London," 5 June 2019 Close by, hundreds of anti-Trump protesters clapped and took photos when a 20-foot (6-meter) blimp of a snarling Trump baby in a diaper was inflated. Michael Schneider, Twin Cities, "Trump rehashes gripes, rips ‘radical’ Dems in 2020 launch," 18 June 2019 Building relationships When the Goodyear Blimp was looking to build a base on I-45 in Spring, the company needed a temporary place to house the blimp, said Kent Johnson. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Pioneer chamber leader Doris Johnson, creator of Tomball Christmas Parade, dies at 87," 2 Aug. 2019 And the protest included the return of the Trump baby blimp, a large balloon depicting the president in a diaper holding a TV remote. Christina Boyle,, "Thousands of protesters and Trump baby blimp greet U.S. president in London," 4 June 2019 One demonstration filled Trafalgar Square, and the infamous Trump baby blimp was back in the sky outside of Parliament. Johnny Simon, Quartz, "Photos: These are the London protests Trump called “fake news”," 4 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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15 Nov 2019

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The first known use of blimp was in 1916

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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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