Colonel Blimp

an elderly, pompous British reactionary, esp. an army officer or government official.
[after a character appearing in cartoons by David Low]

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  • Colonel Blimp — („Oberst Zeppelin“) war der Titel einer britischen Comicstripreihe, die in den 1930er Jahren im britischen Evening Standard erschien, sowie der Name der Hauptfigur dieser Reihe. Der Schöpfer von Colonel Blimp war der neuseeländische Cartoonist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Colonel Blimp — Données clés Titre original The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Réalisation Michael Powell Emeric Pressburger Scénario Michael Powell Emeric Pressburger Acteurs principaux Roger Livesey Deborah Kerr …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Colonel Blimp — is a British cartoon character. The cartoonist David Low first drew Colonel Blimp for Lord Beaverbrook s London Evening Standard in the 1930s: pompous, irascible, jingoistic and stereotypically British. Low developed the character after… …   Wikipedia

  • Colonel Blimp — noun 1. any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low) • Syn: ↑Blimp • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Colonel Blimp — UK [ˌkɜːn(ə)l ˈblɪmp] / US [ˌkɜrn(ə)l ˈblɪmp] noun [countable] Word forms Colonel Blimp : singular Colonel Blimp plural Colonel Blimps British a silly old man with old fashioned ideas who thinks he is important …   English dictionary

  • Colonel Blimp — noun Etymology: Colonel Blimp, cartoon character created by David Low Date: 1937 a pompous person with out of date or ultraconservative views; broadly reactionary • Colonel Blimpism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Colonel Blimp — The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp    Biographie de Michael Powell et Emeric Pressburger, avec Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, Roger Livesey.   Pays: Grande Bretagne   Date de sortie: 1943   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 2 h 43    Résumé    De 1902 …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • Colonel Blimp — Colo′nel Blimp′ n. cvb an elderly, pompous reactionary • Etymology: 1935–40; after a character appearing in cartoons by David Low …   From formal English to slang

  • Colonel Blimp —  See Blimp …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Colonel Blimp — noun A stereotype of a pompous, ex military middle aged man, conservative and opposed to new ideas …   Wiktionary

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