or gim·mie


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.

Nearby words

  1. gimcrackery,
  2. gimel,
  3. gimlet,
  4. gimlet eye,
  5. gimmal,
  6. gimme cap,
  7. gimmick,
  8. gimmickery,
  9. gimmickry,
  10. gimmicky

Origin of gimme

First recorded in 1925–30; informal pronunciation of give me Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gimmie

  • "Gimmie nine tickets on Ducksoup in the seventh," he said, plonking the handful of bills down on the counter.

    The Foreign Hand Tie|Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for gimmie



slang give me!


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 gimmie


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]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper