gim·​me | \ ˈgi-mē How to pronounce gimme (audio) \
plural gimmes

Definition of gimme

1 : a short putt in golf conceded to an opponent in casual or match play
2 : something easily achieved or won especially in a contest

Examples of gimme in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sensory pollution is an ecological gimme—a rare example of a planetary problem that can be immediately and effectively addressed. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 13 June 2022 Mahomes first from just off the fringe hits a beauty to gimme range, that’s a birdie. Riley Hamel, USA TODAY, 2 June 2022 The ball climbed up a ridge on the green and stopped 2 feet short of the flag, leaving Woods with a gimme that put him in red numbers for the first time. Paul Newberry,, 7 Apr. 2022 But producing, and getting customers to buy, seven times as many Teslas as roll off the lines today is no gimme. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 3 Feb. 2022 Despite waiting years for the chance, the decision wasn’t a gimme. Meghan Montemurro,, 6 Mar. 2022 Three of the final five are at home, but none is a gimme. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2022 This isn't a gimme for Horizon, which didn't get hurt by the loss to Notre Dame Prep in the regular-season finale. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 17 Nov. 2021 The millions watching assumed then that with five seconds before halftime, the Chiefs would take the gimme three. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gimme

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gimme

from gimme, contraction of give me

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25 Jun 2022

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“Gimme.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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