slender; trim; delicate.
scant; barely sufficient.
- jimply, adverb
- jimpness, noun
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How to use jimp in a sentence
I noticed that he carried one arm in a sling, but otherwise he was still the model rogue, jimp and smiling.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
How are they to know that the "jimp middle" of the ballads was in its jimpness in proportion to the shoulders?
O then bespaik hir dochter dear, She was baith jimp and sma; O row me in a pair o' sheits, And tow me owre the wa.A Book of Ballads, Volume 3 | Various
She ran hastily into the house, and in a few moments reappeared in a bewitching riding-skirt gathered round her jimp waist.The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories | Bret Harte
But still he could hear the cries, loudly and impatiently repeated: We—want—jimp-son!The Arrival of Jimpson | Ralph Henry Barbour