pimp


1pimp

noun \ˈpimp\

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

Full Definition of PIMP

:  a man who solicits clients for a prostitute

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: 1600

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

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

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

1636

Other Legal Terms

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

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