wimp

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noun \ˈwimp\

Definition of wimp

  1. :  a weak, cowardly, or ineffectual person

wimpiness

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wimpish

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wimpishness

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wimpy

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Examples of wimp in a sentence

  1. <just because you can't lift 300 pounds doesn't mean you're a wimp>

  2. <what kind of wimp would just give in to peer pressure?>

Origin and Etymology of wimp

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1920


WIMP Defined for English Language Learners

wimp

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noun \ˈwimp\

Definition of wimp for English Language Learners

  • : a weak person who lacks confidence, courage, etc.



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