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noun Informal.
  1. a fool; simpleton.
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Origin of simp

First recorded in 1905–10; shortening of simpleton
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  • 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


  1. US slang short for simpleton
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Word Origin and History for simps



1903, circus slang shortening of simpleton.

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