or gim·mie

[ gim-ee ]
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  1. Informal. give me.

  1. Golf. a final short putt that a player is not required to take in informal play.

  2. the gimmes,

    • reliance on or a demand for the generosity of others, especially as one's due: grown children with the gimmes who still expect money from their parents.

Origin of gimme

First recorded in 1925–30; a phonetic spelling representing the pronunciation of give me in continuous rapid speech

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British Dictionary definitions for gimme


/ (ˈɡɪmiː) /

  1. slang give me!

  1. golf a short putt that one is excused by one's opponent from playing because it is considered too easy to miss

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