pimp


1pimp

noun \ˈpimp\

: a man who makes money illegally by getting customers for prostitutes

Full Definition of PIMP

:  a criminal who is associated with, usually exerts control over, and lives off the earnings of one or more prostitutes

Examples of PIMP

  1. <the sting operation nabbed 15 prostitutes and two pimps>

Origin of PIMP

probably akin to British dialect pimp small bundle of sticks, Middle English pymple papule, German Pimpf young boy, kid, literally, little fart, Pumpf, Pumps fart
First Known Use: 1701

Related to PIMP

Synonyms
cadet [slang], fancy man, pander, procurer

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

2pimp

verb

: to get customers for prostitutes : to work as a pimp

Full Definition of PIMP

transitive verb
:  to make use of often dishonorably for one's own gain or benefit
intransitive verb
:  to work as a pimp

Examples of PIMP

  1. <a movie actress who pimped everybody she ever met as she clawed her way to the top>

First Known Use of PIMP

1745

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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