noun, plural sti·mies, verb (used with object), sti·mied, sti·my·ing.
- stimulus generalization,
- stimulus sensitive myoclonus,
- stinging capsule
or sty·my, sti·my
verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·mie·ing.
Origin of stymie
Examples from the Web for stimy
He laid me a stimy, with his ball so near the hole that the only chance was to pitch my own ball right into the hole.
But he was one up with four to play, and then I laid him a stimy.
verb -mies, -mieing, -mied, -mies, -mying or -mied (tr; often passive)
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for stymie
1834, (n.), "condition in which an opponent's golf ball blocks the hole," perhaps from Scottish stymie "person who sees poorly," from stime "the least bit" (c.1300), of uncertain origin (Icelandic cognate skima is attested from c.1685). The verb, in golf, is from 1857; general sense of "block, hinder, thwart" is from 1902.