Blimp–out



a small, nonrigid airship or dirigible, especially one used chiefly for observation.
Slang. a fat person.
blimp out, Slang. to eat too much.
verb
(intransitive, adverb) (slang) to become greatly overweight
noun
a small nonrigid airship, esp one used for observation or as a barrage balloon
(films) a soundproof cover fixed over a camera during shooting
noun
(often capital) (mainly Brit) a person, esp a military officer, who is stupidly complacent and reactionary Also called Colonel Blimp
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