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gimp 1

A narrow flat braid or rounded cord of fabric used for trimming. Also called guimpe, guipure.

[Perhaps from French guimpe; see guimpe.]

gimp 2

 (gĭmp) Slang
1. A limp or a limping gait.
2. Often Offensive A person who limps.
intr.v. gimped, gimp·ing, gimps
To walk with a limp.

[Origin unknown.]

gimp′y adj.

gimp 3

Spirit; pep.

[Origin unknown.]


(ɡɪmp) or


(Textiles) a tapelike trimming of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with wire
[C17: probably from Dutch gimp, of unknown origin]


1. offensive slang US and Canadian 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
[C20: of unknown origin]



a flat trimming of silk, wool, or other cord.
[1655–65; appar. < Dutch gimp]



[1900–05; orig. uncertain]


(gɪmp) Slang. n.
1. a limp.
2. Usually Offensive. a person who limps; lame person.
3. to limp; walk in a halting manner.
gimp′y, adj. -i•er, -i•est.
usage: Definition 2 is usually perceived as insulting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gimp - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feetgimp - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
disability of walking - a disability that interferes with or prevents walking
intermittent claudication - lameness due to pain in leg muscles because the blood supply is inadequate; pain subsides with rest
Verb1.gimp - walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"


[gɪmp] N (US) → cojo/a m/f


(US inf)
(= limp)Hinken nt, → Humpeln nt
(pej) (= cripple)Krüppel m; (= weakling)Schwächling m, → Waschlappen m (inf); (= rustic, uncouth person)Provinzler(in) m(f) (inf), → Hinterwäldler(in) m(f) (inf); (= simpleton)Einfaltspinsel m (inf)
vi (= limp)hinken, humpeln
References in classic literature ?
She could not reconcile the anxieties of a spiritual life involving eternal consequences, with a keen interest in gimp and artificial protrusions of drapery.
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Heck somehow tweaks the inside of his ankle while his foot is still on the board, requiring him to gimp around with a cane for the remainder of the trip.
Drawing from the American feminist tradition, most prominently from Betty Friedan's The Feminist Mystique, Irvin outlines what she calls 'the gimp mystique.
I certainly did when I was held in my chair and gimp mask was produced.