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pimp

[ pimp ]
/ pɪmp /
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noun

a person, especially a man, who solicits customers for a prostitute or a brothel, usually in return for a share of the earnings; pander; procurer.
a despicable person.
Australia and New Zealand. an informer; stool pigeon.

verb (used without object)

to act as a pimp.

verb (used with object)

to act as a pimp for.
to exploit.

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Origin of pimp

First recorded in 1630–40; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for pimp (1 of 2)

pimp1
/ (pɪmp) /

noun

a man who solicits for a prostitute or brothel and lives off the earnings
a man who procures sexual gratification for another; procurer; pander

verb

(intr) to act as a pimp
(tr) slang to adapt or embellish in an ostentatious manner

Word Origin for pimp

C17: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for pimp (2 of 2)

pimp2
/ (pɪmp) slang, mainly Australian and NZ /

noun

a spy or informer

verb

(intr often foll by on) to inform (on)

Word Origin for pimp

of unknown origin
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