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[ simp ]
/ sɪmp /

noun Informal.

a fool; simpleton.

Nearby words

simonize, simonov, simonson, simony, simoom, simp, simpatico, simper, simpering, simple, simple absence

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 simps

  • It was reserved to Simps alone to miss the shining mark by reason of stomachic distortion.

    The Story of the Raising and Organization of a Regiment of Volunteers in 1862|Ellis Spear

British Dictionary definitions for simps


/ (sɪmp) /


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 simps



1903, circus slang shortening of simpleton.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper