blimping out

blimp

[blimp]
noun
1.
a small, nonrigid airship or dirigible, especially one used chiefly for observation.
2.
Slang. a fat person.
Verb phrases
3.
blimp out, Slang. to eat too much.

Origin:
1915–20; of uncertain origin

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blimp1 (blɪmp)
 
n
1.  a small nonrigid airship, esp one used for observation or as a barrage balloon
2.  films a soundproof cover fixed over a camera during shooting
 
[C20: probably from (type) B-limp]

blimp2 (blɪmp)
 
n
chiefly (Brit) (often capital) Also called: Colonel Blimp a person, esp a military officer, who is stupidly complacent and reactionary
 
[C20: after a character created by Sir David Low (1891--1963), New Zealand-born British political cartoonist]

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blimp
1916, of obscure origin, many claimants. "One of the weird coinages of the airmen" [Weekley]. Common theory is that it is from designers' prototype nickname Type B-limp, in the sense of "without internal framework," as opposed to Type A-rigid.
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