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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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Mycelium was grown on glucose, yeast, malt and peptone (GYMP) agar in plastic Petri dishes for 7 days at 25 +- 2 degC.
The jacket is partially coloured green; front: '[hand-lettered, title is angled up to the right:] LEGENDS | OF VANCOUVER | [coloured illustration of a Native man in full headdress, decorated with red and yellow paint] | By | PAULINE JOHNSON.' The copy of the third impression at the North York Public Library has a dark brown leather cover stitched with leather gymp to the original cover; it is decorated with an additional leather piece (also stitched with leather gymp) which has been tooled and coloured, a simple landscape dominated by a large tree, signed 'M.T.'.
Seddon made curtains to Papworth's design, using material bought by Morrison: 'Three pair of window curtains of your figures [crimson] china silk damask lined with crimson merino & faced with silk & trimmed with gold silk gymp and ornamental fringe, looped up by rich tassel'd embraces with green satin valans richly embroidered with trellis work & rosettes to design'.