gimp

4
[ jimp ]
/ dʒɪmp /

adjective Scot. and North England.

Definition for gimper (2 of 2)

jimp

or gimp

[ jimp ]
/ dʒɪmp /

adjective Scot. and North England.

slender; trim; delicate.
scant; barely sufficient.

Origin of jimp

First recorded in 1500–10; origin uncertain
Related formsjimp·ly, adverbjimp·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gimper (1 of 2)

gimp

1

guimpe

/ (ɡɪmp) /

noun

a tapelike trimming of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with wire

Word Origin for gimp

C17: probably from Dutch gimp, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for gimper (2 of 2)

gimp

2
/ (ɡɪmp) /

noun

US and Canadian offensive, slang a physically disabled person, esp one who is lame
slang a sexual fetishist who likes to be dominated and who dresses in a leather or rubber body suit with mask, zips, and chains

Word Origin for gimp

C20: of unknown origin
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