: robust energy and enthusiasm

Example Sentences

some food and a little rest should give me back some of my vim
Recent Examples on the Web The embers of a great industrial base are still burning, the US has an opportunity to stoke the flames and revive the vim and vigor of American industriousness. Prince Ghosh, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023 The parameters generate something spontaneous, something strange, something that echoes the vim of hip-hop visionary Rammellzee circa 1983 and something that hints at the mysteries of existence circa eternity. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2023 Vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin D3, copper, iron, and other vitamins and minerals provide the general base your pup needs to live a healthy life full of vim and vigor. Dallas News, 13 Dec. 2022 Together, Nina and Simon (Emmanuel Imani), the American duo, have sufficient vim and quick-thinking wit to make clear why their British half-siblings fear them. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 1 Dec. 2022 This fear hovers in the background as both Margo and Denise take up ballet, the latter with more vim than the former. Rhoda Feng, The Week, 12 Apr. 2022 The site has become famous for the surprising vim of its online mobs, many of which have been organized by anonymous strangers who’ve never met. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 Plus: Its lap pool sports underwater speakers for swims with musical vim. Laura Manske, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 But while a cropped, tailored tweed jacket from Chanel might be $8,550, one with similar vim from Zara sells for around $120. WSJ, 31 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History


Latin, accusative of vis strength; akin to Greek is strength, Sanskrit vaya meal, strength

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vim was in 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Vim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vim. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


: robust energy and enthusiasm

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