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gimp 1

 (gĭmp)
n.
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
n.
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

 (gĭmp)
n.
Spirit; pep.

[Origin unknown.]

gimp

(ɡɪmp) or

guimpe

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

gimp

(ɡɪmp)
n
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]

gimp1

(gɪmp)

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

gimp2

(gɪmp)

n.
vigor.
[1900–05; orig. uncertain]

gimp3

(gɪmp) Slang. n.
1. a limp.
2. Usually Offensive. a person who limps; lame person.
v.i.
3. to limp; walk in a halting manner.
[1920–25]
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"
Translations

gimp

[gɪmp] N (US) → cojo/a m/f

gimp

(US inf)
n
(= 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.
For his efforts, Pace won a $3,000 GIMPS research discovery award.
The GIMPS project has led to advances in distributed computing--that is using the Internet to effectively apply the unused computing power of thousands of machines.
Late Night Gimp Fight" at the Hut delivered some cringing humor but moments of pure hilarity in a show that reveled in bondage and wrestling gags and was littered with references to popular films.