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Blimped

derivation Noun to verb: blimp-> "blimp" + "-ed"; verb
the act of eating a lot of food, usually during stress such as after a break up, and getting large like a blimp
 
Used to refer to the enlargement of a person after experiencing an emotional situation such as a break up and eating out of stress. This results in a person getting fatter or becoming like a blimp, hence the derivation "blimped."
Etymology : Derivation from blimp with the suffix "-ed"; "blimp": of uncertain origin. Said to have been coined by the aviator Horace Shortt (1918) or by Lieut. A. D. Cunningham (1951 Aeroplane 5 Oct.), and to have been based on limp; "-ed" - past participle suffix of weak verbs, from Old English -ed, -ad, -od (leveled to -ed in Middle English), from Proto-Germanic *-do-
Source : "She's not just chubby. She blimped after they broke up." - Conversation with a friend on October 27, 2013
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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