blimp out

intransitive verb

blimped out; blimping out; blimps out
: to gain a lot of weight : to become fat
My parents were terrified I'd blimp out if I wasn't careful, but I didn't worry.Spy, November 1996
… last year I gained 30 pounds and really blimped out after falling … and breaking my foot.Janet Evanovich, quoted in New Zealand Herald, 4 July 2010
blimped-out adjective
The second act sends the duo into outer space, where the blimped-out descendants of earth's last residents laze about on a giant cruise ship … Ryan Burns, Eureka (California) Times Standard, 8 July 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blimp out was in 1980

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“Blimp out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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