Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. limping, lame, with crippled legs.
  • adj. exhibiting deficiencies associated with the derogatory term "gimp", such as might inspire discomfort or revulsion

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sprightly; active: as, a gimpy horse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. disabled in the feet or legs

Etymologies

gimp +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The old reliables of the 81mm mortar and the General Purpose Machine Gun GPMG or "gimpy" are still magnificent weapons and the enemy fear them.

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  • Steve Lucas said a dolphin with a "gimpy" fin got stuck on his already deployed anchor line, and then began towing the boat around the gulf.

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  • I sent our geriatric gimpy beagle out after them, but now he's on their side.

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  • One of three McNeely dogs they also have a Cairn terrier and a Newfoundland, Koda is a potent 7-year-old who needs plenty of exercise and is "a handful" even with a gimpy leg, says McNeely.

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  • Best time is Sunday mornings due to my work schedule, love of my Saturday green market, and propensity to go gimpy during late afternoon (yes, I have epilepsy - fun times).

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  • She felt she should come over and pointlessly berate Kelly One-Leg, who is still playing that I-only-have-one-leg card, like that somehow makes her better than this ranting, insane cow, bitching at her for daring to not-like getting justly shoved to the ground by the in-every-way superior NaOnka, whose goodness God had rewarded by not making her into some gimpy little one-legged girl gettin 'in NaOnka's way!

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  • "Did the earth move for you?" is a question at breakfast, a gimpy attempt at humor within this washing machine of a ship caught on rinse.

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  • Childress, too, said he wouldn't factor the ironman record as part of the final decision on whether Favre will play, but the coach was adamant that he won't let him go out there if he looks gimpy.

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  • The senior came up gimpy in the first half against the Tigers, but never left the game due to the injury.

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  • The clerk at my two-star hotel asked if I would like to use her computer to print out my boarding pass, and went out of her way to get the broken elevator fixed so that I wouldn't have to climb three flights of stairs on my gimpy legs.

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