noun \ˈwimp\

: a weak person who lacks confidence, courage, etc.

Full Definition of WIMP

:  a weak, cowardly, or ineffectual person
wimp·i·ness \ˈwim-pē-nəs\ noun
wimp·ish \ˈwim-pish\ adjective
wimp·ish·ness \-nəs\ noun
wimpy \ˈwim-pē\ adjective

Examples of WIMP

  1. <just because you can't lift 300 pounds doesn't mean you're a wimp>
  2. <what kind of wimp would just give in to peer pressure?>

Origin of WIMP

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1920

Related to WIMP

softy (or softie), weakling, wuss (also wussy)


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