- slender; trim; delicate.
- scant; barely sufficient.
Origin of jimp
First recorded in 1500–10; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for jimp
She sat her mount superbly; as jimp and erect as a willow sapling.A Daughter of the Dons
William MacLeod Raine
I noticed that he carried one arm in a sling, but otherwise he was still the model rogue, jimp and smiling.Where the Pavement Ends</p>
Presently two handsome girls, with jimp raiment and fearless demeanour, came in and took possession of an adjacent table.Tales From Bohemia
Robert Neilson Stephens
She ran hastily into the house, and in a few moments reappeared in a bewitching riding-skirt gathered round her jimp waist.
How are they to know that the "jimp middle" of the ballads was in its jimpness in proportion to the shoulders?