gimpier; gimpiest
US
: affected with a limp or a limping walk

Examples of gimpy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His injury occurred moments before Martin exited after his left ankle came up gimpy, causing the latest ailment in a frustrating season for Martin. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 4 Mar. 2024 They were lost without the gimpy revolver that composed their fear. Jay Pilgreen, Kansas City Star, 12 Feb. 2024 Waddle, who suffered a high ankle sprain Dec. 24 against the Dallas Cowboys, ran routes on air (against no defense) and looked somewhat close to his swift self but coming up gimpy after routes. David Furones, Sun Sentinel, 11 Jan. 2024 They’re banged up on the offensive line, though, and Tyreek Hill is playing on a gimpy ankle. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2023 Great news for the AFC’s playoff contenders: two years after leading the Bengals to a Super Bowl and a month after signing a massive contract, QB Joe Burrow has looked gimpy in attempts to overcome a calf injury, leading to a 1-3 start. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Oct. 2023 On offense, Jimmy Garoppolo was gimpy and had a disastrous first half, before being benched at halftime for C.J. Beathard. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, 11 Oct. 2020 In addition to the deluge of news, the unveiling of the All-NBA teams created debate and cost players millions, James Harden was uninspiring in his gimpy return and someone spent their free time creating Superteams involving Portland Trail Blazers players. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 16 June 2021 Two years later, No. 7 seed Nevada eliminated a gimpy Bamba and Texas in overtime. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gimpy was in 1888

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“Gimpy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gimpy. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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