noun Informal.

a fool; simpleton.

Origin of simp

First recorded in 1905–10; shortening of simpleton Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for simp

Historical Examples of simp

  • Did you know Ves and Simp had been drinkin' when you hired 'em?

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • The jug was under the seat of his wagon and its contents had already been sampled by him and by Simp.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • Come, tell Simp there's a reporter rubberin' around and you're scared to death.

    American Sketches

    Charles Whibley

  • "Dey'll tink Byrne an' his pardner croaked 'em, you simp," replied Crumb.

    The Mucker

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Loud cries of "Gammon" from Freckle, and disapprobation from Simp.

    Bohemian Days

    Geo. Alfred Townsend

British Dictionary definitions for simp



US slang short for simpleton
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for simp

1903, circus slang shortening of simpleton.

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