Origin unknown. Perhaps from (etyl) .
A man who solicits customers for prostitution and acts as manager for prostitutes; a panderer.
A man who can easily attract women.
* pimp slap, pimp-slap
To act as a procurer of prostitutes; to pander.
To prostitute someone.
(transitive, US, African American Vernacular English) To excessively customize something, especially a vehicle, according to ghetto standards (also (pimp out)).
- The smooth-talking, tall man with heavy gold bracelets claimed he could pimp anyone.
(transitive, medicine, slang) To ask progressively harder and ultimately unanswerable questions of a resident or medical student (said of a senior member of the medical staff).
* 2004 , Robert A. Blume, Arthur W. Combs, The Continuing American Revolution: A Psychological Perspective , page 183
- You pimped out that AC (air conditioner) f'real (for real), dawg.
(transitive, US, slang) To promote, to tout.
- Only an attending physician can pimp' a chief resident; the chief resident and attending can '''pimp''' a junior resident; they all three can ' pimp an intern.
(slang) To persuade, smooth talk or trick another into doing something for your benefit.
- I gotta show you this sweet website where you can pimp your blog and get more readers.
- I pimped her out of $2,000 and she paid for the entire stay at the Bahamas.
* pitch, promote, tout, spruik
* pimp off
* pimp out
* pimp up
(slang) excellent, fashionable, stylish
Double-Tongued Dictionary definition
(Yan Tan Tethera)
From (etyl) numerals. Cognate with Welsh pump
five in Cumbrian and Welsh sheep counting
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(dated) One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error; one who has turned to a twisted sense of values or morals.
A person whose sexual habits are not considered acceptable.
- Those perverts were trying to spy on us while we changed clothes!
* In contemporary usage, pervert is usually understood to refer to a sexually perverted person. Traditionally the word was mainly associated with persons of false religious beliefs.
* (sexually perverted person) deviant, perv (slang)
* convert (religious)
To turn another way; to divert.
To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt.
- Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath.
- He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve.
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, title=Morning swoop in hunt for Jodi's killer
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the course of justice. A report on this has been sent to the procurator fiscal." }}
To misapply; to misinterpret designedly.
To become perverted; to take the wrong course.
- pervert one's words
- (Testament of Love)
* (turn another way) divert, steer, veer
* corrupt, lead astray
* misapply, misuse
* (take the wrong course)