wimpy

or wimp·ish

[ wim-pee ]
/ ˈwɪm pi /

adjective, wimp·i·er, wimp·i·est.

of, relating to, or characteristic of a wimp.

Nearby words

  1. wimmin,
  2. wimp,
  3. wimp out,
  4. wimpish,
  5. wimple,
  6. wimshurst machine,
  7. win,
  8. win by a nose,
  9. win hands down,
  10. win on points

Origin of wimpy

First recorded in 1965–70; wimp + -y1

Related formswimp·i·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for wimpy

wimpy

adj.

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

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