gimpier; gimpiest
US, informal
: afflicted with a limp or a limping walk : lame sense 1
I was just back from World War II, a very senior private first class with a patch over a damaged eye and a cane to help a gimpy leg. Tony Hillerman
The Mets … lost Luis Castillo to a strained left hip flexor. The gimpy second baseman limped off the field with two out in the seventh after serving as the middle man on a double play. Adam Rubin

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gimpy was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Gimpy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gimpy. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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