wimpy

or wimp·ish

[wim-pee]

Origin of wimpy

First recorded in 1965–70; wimp + -y1
Related formswimp·i·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wimpier

wimpy

adj.

1967, from wimp (n.) + -y (2). Related: Wimpiness.

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