from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A pompous, reactionary, ultranationalistic person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A military middle class Englishman intolerant of others’ ideas.
After Colonel Blimp, a cartoon character invented by David Low (1891-1963).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the cartoon character Colonel Blimp, created by Sir David Low (1891–1963). (Wiktionary)