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Definition of "blimp" []

  • A nonrigid, buoyant airship. (noun)
  • Slang An obese person. (noun)
  • Slang To become very fat. Often used with out: He's really blimped out since he got that desk job. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blimp" in a sentence
  • "Adway tried to see through the smoke and debris, “The blimp is gone.”"
  • "Perhaps propelled by the recent dawn of solar powered airplanes, this stunning solar powered blimp is poised to take flight by harnessing sunlight for fuel."
  • "This 246-foot-long Zeppelin, 50 feet longer than the Goodyear blimp, is capable of carrying up to 12 passengers and will be available for aerial tours of the San Francisco Bay Area."