verb phrase 1
a small, nonrigid airship or dirigible, especially one used chiefly for observation.
a fat person.
to eat too much.
of uncertain origin
a small nonrigid airship, esp one used for observation or as a barrage balloon
a soundproof cover fixed over a camera during shooting
[C20: probably from (
) Also called:
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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Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.