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pimp

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noun \ˈpimp\

Definition of pimp

  1. :  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

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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


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pimp

verb

Definition of pimp

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make use of often dishonorably for one's own gain or benefit

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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 Defined for English Language Learners

pimp

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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

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noun \ˈpimp\

Legal Definition of pimp

  1. :  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

  1. :  to work as a pimp — compare pandering


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