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Jimp \Jimp\, a. [Cf. Gimp, a.]

  1. Neat; handsome; elegant. See Gimp.

  2. Slender; trim.

    2. Scant; barely enough.


a. (context dated Scotland and N England English) neat; trim; delicate; slender; handsome; spruce; elegant.

Usage examples of "jimp".

In other words, although Laura was both practical and hard-headed, and although she was brisk, jimp and daring in all that she undertook, she was also the prey of an inherited belief in the legends, spectres and bogies of a Highland ancestry.