pimp·​ing ˈpim-pən How to pronounce pimping (audio)
chiefly dialectal : puny, sickly

Examples of pimping in a Sentence

got paid only a pimping amount of money as a reporter for a small newspaper

Word History


probably akin to Middle English pymple papule — more at pimp

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pimping was in 1640

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“Pimping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pimping. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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