noun (1)
gim·​mer | \ ˈgimər\
plural -s

Definition of gimmer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly Scottish : a yearling female sheep : a two-tooth ewe
2 dialectal, British : a woman friend : crony


noun (2)
variants: or gimmor \ ˈjimə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of gimmer (Entry 2 of 2)

1 dialectal : hinge, clasp
2 obsolete : gimmal usually used in plural

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for gimmer

Noun (1)

Middle English gymbyre, gymmer, from Old Norse gymbr a live lamb one year old

Noun (2)

probably alteration of gemel entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on gimmer

What made you want to look up gimmer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!