- pimp (n.)
- c. 1600, of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle French pimpant "alluring in dress, seductive," present participle of pimper "to dress elegantly" (16c.), from Old French pimpelorer, pipelorer "decorate, color, beautify." Weekley suggests Middle French pimpreneau, defined in Cotgrave [French-English Dictionary, 1611] as "a knave, rascall, varlet, scoundrell," but Liberman is against this.
Judging by such recorded meanings of pimp as 'helper in mines; servant in logging camps,' this word was originally applied to boys and servants. [Liberman]
The word also means "informer, stool pigeon" in Australia and New Zealand and in South Africa, where by early 1960s it existed in Swahili form impimpsi. Pimpmobile first recorded 1973 (six years before Popemobile).
PIMP. A male procurer, or cock bawd; also a small faggot used about London for lighting fires, named from introducing the fire to the coals. [Grose, "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," London, 1785]
- pimp (v.)
- 1630s (intransitive) "to act as a pimp," from pimp (n.). Related: Pimped; pimping.
- 1. I bet you anything you like he's a pimp.
- 2. Esteban was a pimp and a friend of Bill's mother.
- 3. I'm sure that sounds great to you in your pimp world.
- 4. So this guy is like a Superfly cyber pimp?
- 5. Do you remember that big pimp who played with her?
- 你还记得跟她在一起的那个男妓 吗 ?
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