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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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"
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Translations

gimp

[gɪmp] N (US) → cojo/a m/f
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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
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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.
26, but GIMPS made (https://www.mersenne.org/primes/press/M77232917.html) the announcement Wednesday, having spent the intervening time running "four different programs on four different hardware configurations" to confirm proof of primality.
Drake said yesterday: "I have never been made aware, formally or informally, of any allegation that Shane Sutton had used the offensive term 'gimps' in reference to Paralympic athletes prior to the media reports of the past few days."
While Darren Kenny, 46, one of the UK's most decorated para-cyclists, said about Sutton: "The term used to refer to us generally was 'gimps' - with another word in front of that." It comes after sprint cyclist Jess Varnish, 25, claimed that after she was abruptly dropped Sutton told her to "move on and get on with having a baby".
Goetchius says he wrote Salt to inspire others like himself who have been referred to as, "cripples, gimps, quads, handicapped, and severely disabled." He believes the book shows they are men and women capable of making their own decisions and managing their own lives.
The first step is the join Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) project by going to www.mersenne org GIMPS was formed in 1996 and harnesses the power of hundreds of thousands of small home, school and business computers to search for more Mersenne primes.