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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A pompous, reactionary, ultranationalistic person.

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  • n. A military middle class Englishman intolerant of others’ ideas.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Colonel Blimp, a cartoon character invented by David Low (1891-1963).

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From the cartoon character Colonel Blimp, created by Sir David Low (1891–1963).

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