from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A ewe between one and two years old.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of mechanism; mechanical device or contrivance; a gimcrack.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ewe that is two years old.
  • n. A contemptuous term for a woman.
  • n. A gimbal.
  • n. A hinge.


From Old Norse gymbr one year old ewe lamb. (Wiktionary)



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  • Scots term for a ewe that is two years old, or between its first and second shearing. A gelt gimmer is a barren ewe, and a lam gimmer is a young sheep or ewe that is one year old.

    May 18, 2011