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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Gimme that ball back!
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

by 1828, colloquial contraction of give me. Gimme cap attested by 1978.\n\nTOMMY -- Gimme a cake.\n
MAMMA -- If what? -- If you please .\n
TOMMY -- O, let up on that Pinafore business; gimme a cake!\n
["Puck," July 2, 1878]


contraction (context colloquial English) give me. n. 1 (context colloquial English) something easily obtained 2 # (context golf English) A tap-in putt, usually a couple inches from the cup.

Gimme (One song)

"Gimme" was the Cypriot entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 by the boy band One, performed in English and is the first occasion that the Cypriot entry did not featured Greek lyrics. The song is a boyband number, with a girl being asked to give a sign that she loves the singers.

The song was performed first on the night, followed by the United Kingdom's Jessica Garlick with " Come Back". At the close of voting, it had received 85 points, placing 6th in a field of 24.

A few seconds after the lead singer Constantinos Christoforou began singing, a technical hitch led to a caption bearing the words 'Ugly Duckling' on the background video screen. Fortunately the picture of the stage was quickly brought back.

One of the members of the band, Constantinos Christoforou, had already participated for Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 with the song " Mono Yia Mas". He would later make a further solo appearance at the 2005 Contest with " Ela Ela (Come Baby)" after the band formally disbanded. Therefore, the song represents the middle leg in a rare sequence of a Eurovision contestant performing solo, then as a member of a vocal group, before a second solo performance.

Category:2002 singles Category:Eurovision songs of Cyprus Category:Eurovision songs of 2002 Category:One (band) songs Category:2002 songs


In golf, a gimme is a shot that the other players agree can count automatically without being actually played.

When a player has only a very short putt left to play, other players may grant a gimme (i.e. one stroke is counted), but the ball is not actually played. A gimme is a time-saving convention under the tacit assumption that the putt would not have been missed—e.g. when the ball is only a few inches from the hole.

Gimmes are not allowed by the rules in stroke play, though the practice is common in casual matches. However, in match play, either player may formally concede a stroke, a hole, or the entire match at any time, and this may not be refused or withdrawn. A player in match play will generally concede a tap-in or other short putt by his or her opponent.

The word is a colloquial contraction of the phrase "give me".

Gimme (disambiguation)

Gimme, in golf, is a shot agreed to be counted automatically without being actually played.

Gimme may also refer to:

  • "Gimme" (Alice Cooper song), 2000 song by Alice Cooper from the album Brutal Planet
  • "Gimme" (One song), 2002 song by a Cypriot band One
  • " Gimme More", a song by Britney Spears
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, a punk rock cover band
  • Gimme! Coffee, a chain of espresso bars in the state of New York, USA
  • " Gimme Shelter", song by the Rolling Stones (from the album Let It Bleed)
  • Gimme (film), a 1923 American silent film directed by Rupert Hughes
Gimme (Alice Cooper song)

"Gimme" is a single by rock singer Alice Cooper, released in 2000.

The song appeared on Cooper's album Brutal Planet, and was its first and only single. While its highest chart position was only 103 in the UK, the music video was aired several times. The song was written by Cooper and Bob Marlette.

The song is about a deal with the Devil, sung from the point of view of Satan. This is a recurring theme for Cooper, and a motif he uses in songs like "I'm The Coolest" from 1976's Alice Cooper Goes to Hell and "I Just Wanna Be God" on Dragontown, the follow-up album to Brutal Planet. The lyrics also make a reference to "Nothing's Free" from The Last Temptation, another song with the same theme.

Usage examples of "gimme".

Hell, in five hundred, maybe seven hundred, do I hear a thousand, come a thousand, someone gimme thousand.

All they can ever, and her in particular, think about is gimme, gimme, gimme, bad as a bunch of welfare bums in our own world ever was.

Well, sir, the price on Black Jack set me up in life and gimme my start.

Ah meet dat woman in heben, you got tuh gimme time tuh fight uh while.

Mama she sont me over here and told me tuh ast you tuh gimme uh job uh work.

Youse mah wife and all Ah want you tuh do is gimme uh chance tuh show mah spunk.

I lost a guy yesterday, a wharfie I had on me pay-roll - he kept an eye out what was coming in, gimme tip-offs if some other bastards were bringing in the stuff.

Say, youse up dere, Man in de Moon, yuh look so wise, gimme de answer, huh?

She caught Gimme and Bounder, who had found his way back to the homestead after a week in the open, and was saddling them when she saw her uncle approaching.

Not only was the disappearance of Brittany Little not a dunker or a gimme, it was going to attract press attention once the details began to shake loose.

His black hair was longish and unevenly cut so that elflocks stuck out from under his paint store gimme cap.

Say, youse up dere, Man in de Moon, yuh look so wise, gimme de answer, huh?

Hollywood, I was at Screen Gems writing Circle of Fear and a segment of The Flying Nun and a little ghosting on Police Story, and William Castle had bought the rights to The Shadow, and I went to him and told him I'd write the damned screenplay for nothing, not a centavo, zip, nada, just gimme a chancel He had hired me for Circle of Fear, and he was high on my work, but he laughed and said he'd already assigned the script.

No, sah, gimme g'yarter-snakes, 'f I's got to have 'm, but doan' gimme no rats.

Only there's one thing I did that maybe it wasn't right, because I thought the elevator man gimme a funny look, though it might have been my imagination.