Definition of Gimp

1. Noun. Disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet.

Exact synonyms: Claudication, Gameness, Gimpiness, Lameness, Limping
Generic synonyms: Disability Of Walking
Specialized synonyms: Intermittent Claudication
Derivative terms: Game, Gimpy, Lame

2. Verb. Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury. "They gimp up the hill"; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
Exact synonyms: Hitch, Hobble, Limp
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Hitch, Hobble, Hobbler, Limp, Limper

Definition of Gimp

1. a. Smart; spruce; trim; nice.

2. n. A narrow ornamental fabric of silk, woolen, or cotton, often with a metallic wire, or sometimes a coarse cord, running through it; -- used as trimming for dresses, furniture, etc.

3. v. t. To notch; to indent; to jag.

Definition of Gimp

1. Noun. The GNU Image Manipulation Program, a computer program capable of manipulating digital images. ¹

2. Noun. A narrow ornamental fabric or braid of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with metallic wire or coarse cord running through it, used as trimming for dresses, curtains, furniture, etc. Also (term guimpe). ¹

3. Noun. Any coarse or reinforced thread, such as a glazed thread employed in lacemaking to outline designs, or silk thread used as a fishing leader, protected from the bite of fish by a wrapping of fine wire. ¹

4. Noun. The plastic cord used in the plaiting and knotting craft Scoubidou (lanyard making); or, the process itself. ¹

5. Noun. (dated chiefly North Eastern US) Gumption; spirit; ambition; vigor; pep. ¹

6. Verb. (of yarn, cord, thread, etc.) To wrap or wind (surround) with another length of yarn or wire in a tight spiral, often by means of a ''gimping machine'', creating ''[ gimped yarn]'', etc. Also, generally, to wrap or twist with string or wire. ''See'' '''gimped'''. ¹

7. Verb. (dated) To notch or indent; to jag or make jagged; to edge with serrations or grooves. ¹

8. Noun. (informal) A person who is lame due to a crippling of the legs or feet. ¹

9. Noun. (informal) A crippled leg. ¹

10. Noun. (informal) A limp or a limping gait. ¹

11. Noun. (slang derogatory) (non-gloss definition A name-calling word, generally for a person who is perceived to be inept, deficient or peculiar) ¹

12. Noun. (context: BDSM) A sexual submissive, almost always male, dressed generally in a black leather suit. See ''Gimp (sadomasochism)'' in Wikipedia. ¹

13. Verb. (informal) To limp; to hobble. ¹

14. Adjective. (dated Scotland and N England) Neat; trim; delicate; slender; handsome; spruce; elegant. ¹

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Definition of Gimp

1. to limp [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: limp

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gimp

gimme a five
gimp hand
gimp suit
gin and it
gin and tonic

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