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noun, plural IMs, IM's
  1. instant message.
  2. instant messaging.
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verb (used without object), IM'd or IMed, IM'ing or IMing.
  1. instant message.
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Historical Examples

  • You should ha' seen him Sundays, interruptin' the minister and givin' out 'ims.

  • I'd almost called her a million times, written a thousand unsent emails and IMs.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • Uncle Amzi ims going to make big toboggan in ims yard and oo can slide down wif me.

    Otherwise Phyllis

    Meredith Nicholson

British Dictionary definitions for ims


abbreviation for
  1. Indian Medical Service
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the internet domain name for
  1. Isle of Man
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abbreviation for
  1. computing instant messaging
  2. Also: i.m. intramuscular
  3. chess International Master
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ims in Medicine


  1. internal medicine
  2. intramuscular
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