- 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.
- to act as a pimp.
- to act as a pimp for.
- to exploit.
Origin of pimp
Examples from the Web for pimped
I had to do three scenes for the audition: the blanket scene where she says, “You pimped me out for a blanket?”Orange Is the New Black’s Kimiko Glenn on Hippie Brook Soso and Chapel Sex with Natasha Lyonne
June 18, 2014
Also, he pimped out his daughter, who is 19 years old and single.MTV Movie Awards 2013 Best Moments: Rebel Wilson & More (VIDEO)
April 15, 2013
Sure, there are plenty to choose from, but this spot featuring a never-ending line of pimped out semi trucks is one of the best.Coca –Cola, M&M’s, & More Classic Holiday Commercials (VIDEO)
December 22, 2011
The mission had been accomplished—the games had been pimped.The Only Sportscaster That Mattered: New Biography of Howard Cosell
November 20, 2011
Many are pimped out by men who claim to love them, or by relatives.Sex-Trafficking Feud
July 7, 2011
- a man who solicits for a prostitute or brothel and lives off the earnings
- a man who procures sexual gratification for another; procurer; pander
- (intr) to act as a pimp
- (tr) slang to adapt or embellish in an ostentatious manner
- a spy or informer
- (intr often foll by on) to inform (on)
Word Origin and History for pimped
c.1600, of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle French pimpant "alluring in dress, seductive," present participle of pimper "to dress elegantly" (16c.), from Old French pimpelorer, pipelorer "decorate, color, beautify." Weekley suggests Middle French pimpreneau, defined in Cotgrave (1611) as "a knave, rascall, varlet, scoundrell," but Liberman is against this.
Judging by such recorded meanings of pimp as 'helper in mines; servant in logging camps,' this word was originally applied to boys and servants. [Liberman]
The word also means "informer, stool pigeon" in Australia and New Zealand and in South Africa, where by early 1960s it existed in Swahili form impimpsi. Pimpmobile first recorded 1973 (six years before Popemobile).
PIMP. A male procurer, or cock bawd; also a small faggot used about London for lighting fires, named from introducing the fire to the coals. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
1630s (intransitive) "to act as a pimp," from pimp (n.). Related: Pimped; pimping.