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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A pompous reactionary with out-of-date views.
After Colonel Blimp, a cartoon character created by David Low (1891-1963). Blimp was a satirical look at the self-important and ultra-nationalistic attitudes of officials in the British army and government. Earliest documented use: 1934.
"Yet, far from being a blimp, Charles Napier was one of the most impressive and intelligent individuals the British armed forces have ever produced."
Frank McLynn; The Road Not Taken; Random House; 2012.
See more usage examples of blimp in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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