gimper








adjective Scot. and North England.

  1. jimp.

adjective Scot. and North England.

  1. slender; trim; delicate.
  2. scant; barely sufficient.

noun

  1. a tapelike trimming of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with wire

noun

  1. US and Canadian offensive, slang 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
n.2

also gymp, ornamental material for trimming dresses, furniture, etc., 1660s, from French guimpe, Old French guimple “wimple, headdress, veil,” from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German wimpal).

n.1

1925, “a crippled leg,” also “a crippled person,” perhaps by association with limp, or a corruption of gammy (see game (adj.)).

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