verb (used without object)
- limousine liberal,
- limp wrist,
Origin of limp1
adjective, limp·er, limp·est.
Origin of limp2
Examples from the Web for limp
Clean-shaven and balding, Saleem is in his forties and walks with a limp.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To compound it, Rice then treats her limp form with what appears to be cold contempt.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband|Michael Daly|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The charts now featured the likes of Limp Bizkit, a rap-metal band whose misogyny was so overt as to be comical.Beyoncé Is Our Indigo Girl: The Halcyon '90s and Feminism's Resurgence in Pop Music|Amanda Marcotte|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Back in the day, a show could limp along for a season or two before finding its voice.
Who knows whether Manning will wake up daily with a burning neck, or whether Brady will be walking with a limp?The Injuries That Made Peyton Manning and Tom Brady|Ben Teitelbaum|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Doctor," I said, "there is someone else here who is suffering from shock," and I motioned toward the limp figure.The Gloved Hand|Burton E. Stevenson
He saw the limp form thrown across the bed, the distorted face, the hands and arms posed grotesquely.Number Seventeen|Louis Tracy
He lifted her limp hand gently and felt her little wrist for her pulse.Gordon Keith|Thomas Nelson Page
I ran down to the edge and stretched out my hands and caught you and drew you up to safety, all wet and limp in my arms.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
Paolin of course dragged the worthy Paolon in his wake, he being still in a state of limp and sheepish resistance.The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro
Word Origin for limp
Word Origin for limp
1560s, of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle English lympen "to fall short" (c.1400), which is probably from Old English lemphealt "halting, lame, limping," which has a lone cognate in the rare Middle High German limphin, and perhaps is from a PIE root meaning "slack, loose, to hang down" (cf. Sanskrit lambate "hangs down," Middle High German lampen "to hang down"). Related: Limped; limping. As a noun, 1818, from the verb.
1706, "flaccid, drooping," of obscure origin, perhaps related to limp (v.).