- to be or act like a wimp.
- to show timidity or cowardice; chicken out.
- wiltshire horn,
- wimp out,
- wimshurst machine
Origin of wimp
Word Origin for wimp
1920 (but not attested again until 1960), perhaps a clipped form of whimper (cf whimp, 1540s), perhaps influenced by J. Wellington Wimpy, comparatively unaggressive character in "Popeye" comics.
1986, with out (adv.), from wimp (n.). Related: Wimped; wimping.