American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A timid or unadventurous person: "the impression that he is a colorless, indecisive wimp, and not a leader among men” ( James J. Kilpatrick).
- v. To be timid or cowardly. Usually used with out: wimped out and refused to jump off the high diving board.
- Perhaps from whimper. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Melvinâ€ ™ s whiny wimp is excellent, Sarahâ€ ™ s blind act was incredibly goofy and over-the-top without being too distracting, and Toxieâ€ ¦ well, thereâ€ ™ s not much to say about Toxie.”
“She sound just like a Candidate who can beat a wimp, and that wimp is Obama, who is soft, and an empty suit with no substance and afraid to debate Hillary, He is Ducking a debate with Hillary because he does not have a clue.”
“This wimp is not fit to shine McCain's combat boots, much less be President of the Greatest Nation on Earth.”
“If you look up the word wimp in the dictionary, you will find Boehner's picture.”
“Wamp aka wimp is speaking the truth as he and his GOP team see it.”
“I, however, will NOT be using a real drill, for God's sake, what a friggin 'wimp!”
“He broke out the godforsaken "L" word, and tried to tell everyone he's a tax-raisin 'wimp who needs permission from the french to wipe his ass.”
“It wasn't too long before that that Newsweek had a cover which they used the word wimp on the cover to talk about George Bush.”
“You know, Newsweek had run the article and put the word wimp on the cover and all of that.”
“MOUNDSVILLE -- The Marshall County mother accused of burning the word wimp into her child's neck is scheduled for another court appearance.”
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