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jimp

adjective \ ˈjimp \

Definition of jimp

-er/-est
1 dialectal, British
a : slender and trim
b : neat and spruce
2 dialectal, British : scanty, skimpy

jimply

\-li\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of jimp

origin unknown


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jimp

transitive verb \ " \

Definition of jimp

-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal, British
: to cut short : skimp

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jimp

adverb \ " \

Definition of jimp

dialectal, British

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