- slender; trim; delicate.
- scant; barely sufficient.
Origin of jimp
- a tapelike trimming of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with wire
- 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 and History for gimper
also gymp, ornamental material for trimming dresses, furniture, etc., 1660s, from French guimpe, Old French guimple "wimple, headdress, veil," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German wimpal).
1925, "a crippled leg," also "a crippled person," perhaps by association with limp, or a corruption of gammy (see game (adj.)).