Definition of gimp

Definition of gimp
  1. gimp Noun A narrow ornamental fabric or braid of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with metallic wire or coarse cord running through it, used as trimming for dresses, curtains, furniture, etc. Also.
  2. gimp Noun Any coarse or reinforced thread, such as a glazed thread employed in lacemaking to outline designs, or silk thread used as a fishing leader, protected from the bite of fish by a wrapping of fine wire.
  3. gimp Noun The plastic cord used in the plaiting and knotting craft Scoubidou (lanyard making); or, the process itself.
  4. gimp Noun Gumption; spirit; ambition; vigor; pep.
  5. gimp Verb (of yarn, cord, thread, etc.) To wrap or wind (surround) with another length of yarn or wire in a tight spiral, often by means of a "gimping machine", creating "[ gimped yarn]", etc. Also, generally, to wrap or twist with string or wire. "See" "gimped".
  6. gimp Verb To notch or indent; to jag or make jagged; to edge with serrations or grooves.
  7. gimp Noun A person who is lame due to a crippling of the legs or feet.
  8. gimp Noun A crippled leg.
  9. gimp Noun A limp or a limping gait.
  10. gimp Noun A sexual submissive, almost always male, dressed generally in a black leather suit. See "Gimp (sadomasochism)" in Wikipedia.
  11. gimp Verb To limp; to hobble.
  12. gimp Adjective Neat; trim; delicate; slender; handsome; spruce; elegant.
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