\ ˈsimp How to pronounce simp (audio) \
plural simps

Definition of simp

: a foolish or stupid person : simpleton … Forrest Gump, the smash movie starring Tom Hanks, as a sweet simp from Alabama who rides to fame and fortune on an IQ of 75.— Peter Travers The … line inching up the bottom of the chart shows the pitiful returns for the simps whose investments are taxed every year.— Virginia Wilson It has always been difficult to grasp how Louise, a simp in the first two-thirds of the show, could become such a swan in the final act.— Hilton Als

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Examples of simp in a Sentence

a popular movie about a sweet simp from Alabama
Recent Examples on the Web Braun’s character is a fool in love, or, to put it simply, a simp. Morgan Baila,, 29 June 2021 Jost even returns to it, calling Cruz a #simp later in the segment. Andy Hoglund,, 21 Feb. 2021 Many tweets memed on the situation at large, some pronouncing anyone emotionally invested in a Twitch streamer’s romantic life a clown or a simp (which is 2020 for delusionally lovestruck buffoon). Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of simp

1903, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jul 2021

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“Simp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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