adjective, limper, limpest.
lacking stiffness or firmness, as of substance, fiber, structure, or bodily frame:
a limp body.
lacking vitality; weary; tired; fatigued:
Limp with exhaustion, she dropped into the nearest chair.
without firmness, force, energy, etc., as of character:
limp, spiritless prose.
flexible; not stiff or rigid:
a Bible in a limp leather binding.
to walk with an uneven step, esp with a weak or injured leg
to advance in a labouring or faltering manner
an uneven walk or progress
not firm or stiff
not energetic or vital
(of the binding of a book) not stiffened with boards
1560s, of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle English lympen “to fall short” (c.1400), which is probably from Old English lemphealt “halting, lame, limping,” which has a lone cognate in the rare Middle High German limphin, and perhaps is from a PIE root meaning “slack, loose, to hang down” (cf. Sanskrit lambate “hangs down,” Middle High German lampen “to hang down”). Related: Limped; limping. As a noun, 1818, from the verb.
1706, “flaccid, drooping,” of obscure origin, perhaps related to limp (v.).
An irregular, jerky, or awkward gait; a claudication. v. limped, limp·ing, limps
To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
- Limp noodle
adjective : outdated postures, overused jokes, and limp-noodle romantic ballads noun phrase Something or someone feeble, tasteless, and without distinction: Warren Christopher has shown himself to be a limp noodle of a persuader (1970s+)
[lim-poh-poh] /lɪmˈpoʊ poʊ/ noun 1. a river in S Africa, flowing from the N Republic of South Africa, through S Mozambique into the Indian Ocean. 1000 miles (1600 km) long. /lɪmˈpəʊpəʊ/ noun 1. a province of NE South Africa, comprising the N part of the former province of Transvaal: agriculture and service industries. Capital: Polokwane […]
[limp-see] /ˈlɪmp si/ adjective, Dialect. 1. flimsy; ; weak; lazy; flaccid.
noun, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. 1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a homosexual, especially a male homosexual. modifier : a limp-wrist hangout noun phrase A male homosexual: I reminded her that Boke Kellum was a limp wrist/ Barbara Hutton could only marry herself seven or eight limp wrists (1950s+)