colonel

(redirected from Colonels)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Colonels: Lieutenant colonels

Colonel Blimp

An older man who is pompous or irritable and adheres to an outdated ideology. The name comes from a British comic strip character that first appeared in the London Evening Standard newspaper in 1934. Primarily heard in UK. He's such a Colonel Blimp when he starts ranting about his views on welfare and the poor.
See also: blimp, colonel

a Colonel Blimp

  (British old-fashioned)
an old man who has old-fashioned ideas and believes he is very important He's very much a Colonel Blimp with his comments about foreign influences dividing our society.
See also: blimp, colonel