- The definition of a pimp is someone who finds customers for prostitutes and takes a portion of their earnings.
An example of a pimp is someone in charge of a group of prostitutes.
- Pimp is defined as to find customers for prostitutes, or to elaborately decorate something.
- An example of to pimp is for a man to find other men to sleep with prostitutes.
- An example of to pimp is to put a lot of fancy decorations and accessories on a car.
Origin of pimpprobably from or akin to Middle French pimper, to allure, dress smartly
- to promote or exploit: often with out
- to decorate or embellish, specif. in a lavish or garish way: often with out
verbpimped, pimp·ing, pimps
- To serve as a procurer of prostitutes.
- To compromise one's principles, especially in promoting the interests of another, for personal gain: politicians pimping for campaign contributors.
Origin of pimpOrigin unknown
(third-person singular simple present pimps, present participle pimping, simple past and past participle pimped)
- (intransitive) To act as a procurer of prostitutes; to pander.
- To prostitute someone.
- The smooth-talking, tall man with heavy gold bracelets claimed he could pimp anyone.
- (US, African American Vernacular) To excessively customize something, especially a vehicle, according to ghetto standards (also pimp out).
- (medicine, slang) To ask progressively harder and ultimately unanswerable questions of a resident or medical student (said of a senior member of the medical staff).
- (US, slang) To promote, to tout.
- I gotta show you this sweet website where you can pimp your blog and get more readers.
- (slang) To persuade, smooth talk or trick another into doing something for your benefit.
- I pimped her out of $2,000 and she paid for the entire stay at the Bahamas.
- (slang) excellent, fashionable, stylish
Origin unknown. Compare French pimpant (“smart, sparkish")