gimmer

1 of 2

noun (1)

gim·​mer
ˈgimər
plural -s
1
chiefly Scottish : a yearling female sheep : a two-tooth ewe
2
dialectal, British : a woman friend : crony

gimmer

2 of 2

noun (2)

gim·​mer
variants or gimmor
ˈjimə(r)
plural -s
1
dialectal : hinge, clasp
2
obsolete : gimmal
usually used in plural

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

probably alteration of gemel entry 1

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“Gimmer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gimmer. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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