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An attitude or outlook that pompously and peremptorily rejects social change, new ideas, etc., in the manner of Colonel Blimp; behaviour or speech expressive of this outlook; blimpishness.
1940s; earliest use found in The Times. From the name of Colonel Blimp + -ery.
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