- a light or lamp.
- Scot. a little bit; small portion; scrap.
Origin of glim
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Related Wordstwinkle, 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
"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
C17: probably short for glimmer; compare glimpse
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Word Origin and History for glim
18c. slang, "a light, candle, lantern;" 19c. slang "an eye," probably a back-formation from glimmer.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper