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wimpy

or wimp·ish

[wim-pee]
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adjective, wimp·i·er, wimp·i·est.
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a wimp.
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Origin of wimpy

First recorded in 1965–70; wimp + -y1
Related formswimp·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for wimpy

lazy, languorous, unhurried, leisurely, laid-back, lackadaisical, sluggish, lethargic, languid, sleepy, passive, listless, dull, apathetic, tepid, delicate, peaceful, sunny, balmy, breezy

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Historical Examples of wimpy

  • Well, when Wimpy and Goldy looked out the windows and saw what was coming, it was all off.

    The Woman Gives

    Owen Johnson


Word Origin and History for wimpy

adj.

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

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