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or gim·mie

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  1. Pronunciation Spelling. give me.
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noun Slang.
  1. Golf. a final short putt that a player is not required to take in informal play.
  2. 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.
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Origin of gimme

First recorded in 1925–30; informal pronunciation of give me
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Related Words

drop, give, distribute, bear, hand, bring, convey, pass, transport, truck, cart, remit, freebie, gimme, hand-carry

British Dictionary definitions for gimme


  1. slang give me!
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  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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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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