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 With the way the Spurs are playing, combined with the upgrade to the Bulls’ arsenal, Saturday’s game is no gimme. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "The triple take: Clippers 98, Spurs 85," 25 Mar. 2021 The show is a gimme for an audience who’d die to have this therapeutic queen dismantle racial capitalism in one fell girl-boss swoop. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "Queen Latifah Obliterates Trumps n’ Musks in “The Equalizer”," 8 Mar. 2021 Canelo Alvarez deserves a break, a gimme fight of sorts. Josh Katzowitz, Forbes, "Canelo Alvarez Vs. Avni Yildirim: Odds, Records, Prediction," 27 Feb. 2021 This sounds like such a gimme, but honestly the networks should do an event like this, like, once a week. Suzy Exposito, Los Angeles Times, "CBS gave Latinos an hour of primetime TV to honor essential workers. Did it land?," 27 Oct. 2020 There is no such thing as a gimme in the NFL and the Jaguars would like nothing better than to spoil the Bears’ season. Brad Biggs,, "Column: The Chicago Bears face a must-win Sunday. But is it also a must-lose for Jacksonville in the draft sweepstakes? ‘Jesus, we’re trying to win,’ the Jaguars coach says.," 25 Dec. 2020 Fitzpatrick led three scoring drives in the fourth quarter for Miami (10-5) with the final one the most unlikely after the Raiders (7-8) bypassed a gimme touchdown for a field goal. Josh Dubow, ajc, "Dolphins stun Raiders 26-25 to move step closer to playoffs," 27 Dec. 2020 Flores believes no game is a gimme, not even for a Miami team that has won six of seven to improve to 7-4. Mark Heim |, al, "Dolphins vs. Bengals live stream (12/6): How to watch NFL Week 13 online, TV, time," 6 Dec. 2020 This was a gimme, an uncontested dunk, a wide-open three-pointer. Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Anthony Davis signing again shows the Lakers are the real deal," 3 Dec. 2020

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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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2 Apr 2021

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“Gimme.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gimme

US, informal : something that is easily done, achieved, won, etc.

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