blimp

noun
\ 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 Another set of photos from Navy personnel showed three objects apparently flying in the sky, shaped like a sphere, an acorn and a metallic blimp. Veronica Rocha, CNN, 25 June 2021 Another set of photos from Navy personnel showed three objects apparently flying in the sky, shaped like a sphere, an acorn and a metallic blimp. Veronica Rocha, CNN, 25 June 2021 Another set of photos from Navy personnel showed three objects apparently flying in the sky, shaped like a sphere, an acorn and a metallic blimp. Veronica Rocha, CNN, 25 June 2021 Another set of photos from Navy personnel showed three objects apparently flying in the sky, shaped like a sphere, an acorn and a metallic blimp. Veronica Rocha, CNN, 25 June 2021 Another set of photos from Navy personnel showed three objects apparently flying in the sky, shaped like a sphere, an acorn and a metallic blimp. Veronica Rocha, CNN, 25 June 2021 Another set of photos from Navy personnel showed three objects apparently flying in the sky, shaped like a sphere, an acorn and a metallic blimp. Veronica Rocha, CNN, 25 June 2021 Another set of photos from Navy personnel showed three objects apparently flying in the sky, shaped like a sphere, an acorn and a metallic blimp. Veronica Rocha, CNN, 25 June 2021 Looked like a blimp, maybe On Thursday, Works gave a detailed account of the events on the night that changed Fyffe forever. al, 25 June 2021

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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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12 Sep 2021

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“Blimp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blimp. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for blimp

blimp

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blimp

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

blimp

noun
\ ˈblimp How to pronounce blimp (audio) \

Kids Definition of blimp

: an airship filled with gas like a balloon

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