- a light or lamp.
- Scot. a little bit; small portion; scrap.
Origin of glim
Related Words for glimtwinkle, glint, flicker, glimmer, sheen, glow, stare, glare, gape, snoop, gawk, peep, squint, peer, beam, look, flash, glitz, gloss, brilliance
Examples from the Web for glim
Historical Examples of glim
"Sure enough, they left their glim here," said the fellow from the window.Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
“Do top that glim, Bill,” said one of the men, in a tremulous voice.Poor Jack
Douse your glim, mate; we'll be having them Zeppelins all over us.
There–there, it has switched off the ‘glim’ now–the little, telltale battery.Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl
Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
Finish your cigar, Mr Morton, and douce the glim when you have done.
- a light or lamp
- an eye
Word Origin for glim
Word Origin and History for glim
18c. slang, "a light, candle, lantern;" 19c. slang "an eye," probably a back-formation from glimmer.