blimp vs sausage what difference

what is difference between blimp and sausage

English

Etymology

Origin not entirely certain. However, most historians believe that it is onomatopoeia for the sound a blimp makes when thumped. Although there is some disagreement among historians, credit for coining the term is usually given to Lt. A.D. Conningham of the British Royal Navy in 1915.

There is an often repeated, but false, alternative explanation for the term. The erroneous story is that at some time in the early 20th century, the United States military had two classes for airships: Type A-rigid and Type B-limp, hence “blimp”. In fact, A. D. Topping reports on the “Etymology of ‘Blimp’”, in the AAHS Journal, Winter 1963, that:

“there was no American ‘A-class’ of airships as such—all military aircraft, heavier or lighter-than-air were designated with ‘A’ until the appearance of B-class airships in May 1917. There was an American B airship—but there seems to be no record of any official designation of non-rigids as ‘limp’. Further, according to the Oxford Dictionary, the first appearance of the word in print was in 1916, in England, a year before the first B-class airship.”

Pronunciation

  • (General American, Received Pronunciation) enPR: blĭmp IPA(key): /blɪmp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪmp

Noun

blimp (plural blimps)

  1. (aviation) An airship constructed with a non-rigid lifting agent container.
    • 2004 February 16&23, The New Yorker:
      The Goodyear blimp over Giants Stadium
  2. (by extension) Any large airborne inflatable.
    • 2018 July 14, Trump baby balloon: giant blimp takes to the sky above Edinburgh after being transported from London, Evening Standard:
      a 6 meter high blimp made by a professional inflatables company, to be flown in the skies
  3. (slang) An obese person.
  4. A person similar to the cartoon character Colonel Blimp; a pompous, reactionary British man.
  5. A soundproof cover for a video camera.

Synonyms

  • barrage balloon
  • Gossage
  • nonrigid

Hypernyms

  • airship
  • dirigible

Derived terms

  • Blimp
  • blimpish

Translations

Verb

blimp (third-person singular simple present blimps, present participle blimping, simple past and past participle blimped)

  1. (slang, intransitive) To expand like a blimp or balloon; to become fat.
    After college, she started blimping and could no longer wear her favorite little black dress.
    Over a few years the software had blimped into typical bloatware.
  2. (transitive) To fit (a video camera) with a soundproof cover.

Derived terms

  • self-blimped

Synonyms

  • blimp out
  • blimp up

Translations

See also

  • airship
  • balloon
  • dirigible
  • zeppelin, Zeppelin

Further reading

  • blimp at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “blimp”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.


English

Etymology

From late Middle English sausige, from Anglo-Norman saussiche (compare Norman saûciche), from Late Latin salsīcia (compare Spanish salchicha, Italian salsiccia), neuter plural of salsīcius (seasoned with salt), derivative of Latin salsus (salted), from sal (salt). More at salt. Doublet of saucisse. See also Sicilian sausizza.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɒsɪd͡ʒ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɔsɪd͡ʒ/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈsɑsɪd͡ʒ/

Noun

sausage (countable and uncountable, plural sausages)

  1. A food made of ground meat (or meat substitute) and seasoning, packed in a section of the animal’s intestine, or in a similarly cylindrical shaped synthetic casing; a length of this food.
  2. A sausage-shaped thing.
  3. (vulgar slang) Penis.
  4. (informal) A term of endearment.
  5. (military, archaic) A saucisse.

Hypernyms

  • food
  • foodstuff

Hyponyms

Coordinate terms

  • allantois
  • haggis
  • kishka
  • kishke
  • pudding
  • toad-in-the-hole

Related terms

Translations

Verb

sausage (third-person singular simple present sausages, present participle sausaging, simple past and past participle sausaged)

  1. (engineering) To form a sausage-like shape, with a non-uniform cross section.

References

  • sausage on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Further reading

  • List of sausages at Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • assuage

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