Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of gimp.
  • adjective of yarn, etc. Wrapped or wound tightly with a second length of yarn or wire in a tight spiral, often by means of a gimping machine, leaving the core yarn straight and protected (gimped yarn). Also, generally, wrapped or twisted with string or wire (gimped buttons).
  • adjective of fabric, clothing Adorned with gimp (decorative trim); edged or embroidered.
  • adjective Jagged, as a jagged or uneven edge or outline; notched, edged with serrations or grooves; nicked, dented.
  • adjective informal Crippled, injured; damaged as to awkwardly impede function.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From gimp

Examples

  • Restricting your actions forces you to get creative, and when you solve a puzzle in this "gimped" form, you've earned it.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • My other friend has been seeing that he "gimped" his original "main" character over time--with "bad" power and enhancment slot choices--compelling him to leave that character gathering dust for the past few weeks.

    Just A Little R-E-S-P-E-C

  • Mustering up the strength to visit the doctor, I gimped my way to the

    Katie Spotz: Girl Meets Bike

  • Personally I wish liberal activists put more effort into revving a Medicare buy-in then putting in a gimped public option, but oh well.

    Matthew Yglesias » Revenge of the Public Option

  • Then you get massively delayed and gimped versions of HD titles where the bloom is off.

    Wii On The Brain

  • Mustering up the strength to visit the doctor, I gimped my way to the

    Katie Spotz: Girl Meets Bike

  • From one crawled screechingly an inchoate thing that gimped on incomplete legs while upon its back a fully aware man, or the top half of one, gripped and tore and pummeled the creature to which it was attached with suicidal violence.

    Perquampi

  • And then have that many pixels being pumped out by the laptops gimped GPU, while I'm working in Photoshop which is faster with a good GPU?

    Is The Desktop PC Dead? | Lifehacker Australia

  • This Vacuuming pic is just the evidence I need to motivate my gimped mother into keeping the place clean for my 7 healthy, strapping, able-bodied brothers and me!

    Bionic Man’s owner’s manual « Awful Library Books

  • Mustering up the strength to visit the doctor, I gimped my way to the

    Katie Spotz: Girl Meets Bike

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Buttons that are gimped remain attached longer than those that aren't. I've resorted to using unwaxed dental floss for gimping in a pinch.

    December 7, 2012