English version

blimp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Air
blimpblimp /blɪmp/ noun [countable]  1 TTAa small airship (=type of aircraft without wings)2 American English spoken not polite an offensive word for a very fat person
Examples from the Corpus
blimpEven American Blimp Corp. needs ground crews of seven to land its smallest blimp, and more for larger blimps.It is drawbacks like these that have kept blimps from catching on as anything but lovable advertising novelties.That means no blimp, plane or helicopter goes anywhere in the area without air-traffic controllers' approval.The blue-rinsed dame and the bottle-nosed blimp are extinct species here.The Gollancz scandal, as the blimps thought of it, was widely known.But the Navy did manage to get some mileage out of the blimp, at one point running a fleet of 119.
Related topics: Politics
BlimpBlimp (also Colonel Blimp) noun [countable] British English  PPsomeone, especially an old man, with old-fashioned political ideas – used to show disapprovalBlimpish adjective
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