wimp out


wimped out; wimping out; wimps out

intransitive verb

: to behave like a wimp : chicken out
especially : to choose the easiest course of action

Examples of wimp out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a chance that central banks will wimp out and blink, and not be willing to fight inflation. Nouriel Roubini, Time, 13 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wimp out was in 1974

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“Wimp out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wimp%20out. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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