blimpish limpish adj. [from Colonel Blimp, a fictional character] pompously ultraconservative and nationalistic. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • blimpish — blimpishly, adv. blimpishness, n. /blim pish/, adj. (sometimes cap.) pompously reactionary: the blimpish attitudes of the old colonialists. [1935 40; COLONEL BLIMP + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • blimpish — /ˈblɪmpɪʃ/ (say blimpish) adjective reactionary and chauvinistic. {from blimp2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • blimpish — blimp ► NOUN informal 1) (also Colonel Blimp) Brit. a pompous, reactionary person. 2) a small airship or barrage balloon. 3) N. Amer. an obese person. DERIVATIVES blimpish adjective. ORIGIN sense 1 derives from a character invented by the… …   English terms dictionary

  • blimpish — adjective Usage: often capitalized Date: 1938 of, relating to, or suggesting a Colonel Blimp • blimpishly adverb • blimpishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blimpish — adjective a) Blimp like in appearance or size. b) Pompous …   Wiktionary

  • Blimpish — adj. nationalistic in a conceited manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blimpish — blimp·ish …   English syllables

  • blimpish — blimp•ish [[t]ˈblɪm pɪʃ[/t]] adj. (sometimes cap.) cvb pompously reactionary • Etymology: 1935–40; (Colonel) Blimp+ ish I blimp′ish•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • blimpish — adjective pompously ultraconservative and nationalistic • Similar to: ↑conservative …   Useful english dictionary

  • blimpishly — adverb see blimpish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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