gimme

or gim·mie

[gim-ee]

Pronunciation Spelling. give me.

noun Slang.

Golf. a final short putt that a player is not required to take in informal play.
the gimmes,
  1. 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.
  2. greediness.

Origin of gimme

First recorded in 1925–30; informal pronunciation of give me
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British Dictionary definitions for gimme

gimme

interjection

slang give me!

noun

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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Word Origin and History for gimme

by 1828, colloquial contraction of give me. Gimme cap attested by 1978.

TOMMY -- Gimme a cake.
MAMMA -- If what? -- If you please .
TOMMY -- O, let up on that Pinafore business; gimme a cake!
["Puck," July 2, 1878]
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