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pimp

noun \ ˈpimp \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of pimp

: a criminal who is associated with, usually exerts control over, and lives off the earnings of one or more prostitutes

Examples of pimp in a Sentence

  1. the sting operation nabbed 15 prostitutes and two pimps

Recent Examples of pimp from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of pimp

probably akin to British dialect pimp small bundle of sticks, Middle English pymple papule, German Pimpf young boy, kid, literally, little fart, Pumpf, Pumps fart

pimp Synonyms

Synonyms
cadet [slang], fancy man, pander, procurer
Related Words
mack daddy [slang]; white slaver

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pimp

verb

Definition of pimp

transitive verb
: to make use of often dishonorably for one's own gain or benefit
intransitive verb
: to work as a pimp

Examples of pimp in a Sentence

  1. a movie actress who pimped everybody she ever met as she clawed her way to the top

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First Known Use of pimp

1745

pimp Synonyms


PIMP Defined for English Language Learners

pimp

noun

Definition of pimp for English Language Learners

  • : a man who makes money illegally by getting customers for prostitutes


pimp

verb

Definition of pimp for English Language Learners

  • : to get customers for prostitutes : to work as a pimp


Law Dictionary

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pimp

noun \ ˈpimp \

legal Definition of pimp

: one who derives income from the earnings of a prostitute usually by soliciting business — compare panderer

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pimp

intransitive verb

legal Definition of pimp

: to work as a pimp — compare pandering

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