blimp etymology

English word blimp comes from Ancient Greek ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ, English pour

Detailed word origin of blimp

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ Ancient Greek (grc)
pour English (eng) (colloquial) A stream, or something like a stream; especially a flood of precipitation.. Something, or an amount, poured.. The act of pouring. (intransitive) To flow, pass or issue in a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly. (intransitive) to move in a throng, as a crowd. (transitive) To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or [...]
onomatopoeia Latin (lat) (rhetoric) onomatopoeia (the forming of a word to resemble in sound the thing that it signifies).
whinny English (eng) A gentle neigh. (transitive, intransitive, of a horse) To make a gentle neigh.
blimp English (eng) (slang) An obese person.. A person similar to the cartoon character Colonel Blimp; a pompous, reactionary British man.. An airship constructed with a non-rigid lifting agent container. (slang, intransitive) To expand like a blimp or balloon; to become fat.

Words with the same origin as blimp

Descendants of ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ
bing blam cack chickadee clobber glug grr hic hick hinny hurdy-gurdy ner onomatope onomatopoeia peewee phew plunk pops splat thunk ting twonk whinny yak