Gimper



[jimp] /dʒɪmp/

adjective, Scot. and North England.
1.
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[jimp] /dʒɪmp/
adjective, Scot. and North England.
1.
slender; trim; delicate.
2.
scant; barely sufficient.
/ɡɪmp/
noun
1.
a tapelike trimming of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with wire
/ɡɪmp/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, offensive, slang) a physically disabled person, esp one who is lame
2.
(slang) a sexual fetishist who likes to be dominated and who dresses in a leather or rubber body suit with mask, zips, and chains
n.

1925, “a crippled leg,” also “a crippled person,” perhaps by association with limp, or a corruption of gammy (see game (adj.)).

also gymp, ornamental material for trimming dresses, furniture, etc., 1660s, from French guimpe, Old French guimple “wimple, headdress, veil,” from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German wimpal).

noun

A competent and efficient airman

[1940s+ Air Force; see early 1900s British Army phrase gimp up, ”dress oneself up smartly,” fr British dialect gimp, ”neat”]

noun

verb

: The old guy was gimping across the street

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