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[gim-ee] /ˈgɪm i/

Pronunciation Spelling. give me.
noun, Slang.
Golf. a final short putt that a player is not required to take in informal play.
the gimmes.

(slang) give me!
(golf) a short putt that one is excused by one’s opponent from playing because it is considered too easy to miss

by 1828, colloquial contraction of give me. Gimme cap attested by 1978.

TOMMY — Gimme a cake.
MAMMA — If what? — If you please .
TOMMY — O, let up on that Pinafore business; gimme a cake!
[“Puck,” July 2, 1878]


: The extent to which the ”gimme” spirit has banished rationality


Related Terms

give me a break

[fr give me]


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  • Gimmick

    [gim-ik] /ˈgɪm ɪk/ noun 1. an ingenious or novel device, scheme, or stratagem, especially one designed to attract attention or increase appeal. 2. a concealed, usually devious aspect or feature of something, as a plan or deal: An offer that good must have a gimmick in it somewhere. 3. a hidden mechanical device by which […]

  • Gimmickery

    [gim-ik-ree] /ˈgɪm ɪk ri/ noun 1. the use of . 2. an abundance of . n. 1952, from gimmick + -ry. noun The use of gimmicks: To juxtapose this is sheer gimmickry (1950s+)

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