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[simp] /sɪmp/
noun, Informal.
a fool; simpleton.
Origin of simp
First recorded in 1905-10; shortening of simpleton Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The jug was under the seat of his wagon and its contents had already been sampled by him and by simp.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Did you know Ves and simp had been drinkin' when you hired 'em?

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Come, tell simp there's a reporter rubberin' around and you're scared to death.

    American Sketches Charles Whibley
  • "Dey'll tink Byrne an' his pardner croaked 'em, you simp," replied Crumb.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Loud cries of "Gammon" from Freckle, and disapprobation from simp.

    Bohemian Days Geo. Alfred Townsend
  • The man Russ had the trouble with that day—simp Wolley—who tried to get his patent!

    The Moving Picture Girls Laura Lee Hope
  • You've been the rock of ages to me, all right, but you're essentially a simp.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • Why, you simp, I wouldn't turn against Mr. Prale for a million dollars!

    The Brand of Silence Harrington Strong
  • Mr. simp already owed his landlord fifteen months' rent, for which the only security was his diminishing effects.

    Bohemian Days Geo. Alfred Townsend
  • "The 'system' was a swindle," hissed Mr. simp, looking up through red eyes which throbbed like pulses.

    Bohemian Days Geo. Alfred Townsend
British Dictionary definitions for simp


(US, slang) short for simpleton
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for simp

1903, circus slang shortening of simpleton.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for simp



A simpleton; a stupid person; klutz: Simps with mustaches are a menace to society/ I really thought it would be till death do us part. I was such a simp (1903+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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