glim

[ glim ]
/ glɪm /

noun

a light or lamp.
Scot. a little bit; small portion; scrap.

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Origin of glim

First recorded in 1690–1700; see origin at glimpse, glimmer
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British Dictionary definitions for glim

glim
/ (ɡlɪm) /

noun slang

a light or lamp
an eye

Word Origin for glim

C17: probably short for glimmer; compare glimpse
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