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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Deuce, a pimp, has added him to a clutch of boys he is taking to a hotel.
▪ I swear to you on the Bible I am not a pimp.
▪ Outraged client, former husband, vengeful wife, business rival, an enraged former pimp?
▪ We went into a bar and found a pimp.
▪ What's the worst damage a pimp has done?
▪ Where would the poor girls be without their pimps, who shower money on them and ask for nothing in return?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pimp \Pimp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pimped (p[i^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Pimping.] To procure women for the gratification of others' lusts; to pander.


Pimp \Pimp\ (p[i^]mp), n. [Cf. F. pimpant smart, sparkish; perh. akin to piper to pipe, formerly also, to excel. Cf. Pipe.] One who provides gratification for the lust of others; a procurer; a pander.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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 (1611) as "a knave, rascall, varlet, scoundrell," but Liberman is against this.\n\nJudging by such recorded meanings of pimp as 'helper in mines; servant in logging camps,' this word was originally applied to boys and servants.


\nThe 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).\n\nPIMP. 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]


1630s (intransitive) "to act as a pimp," from pimp (n.). Related: Pimped; pimping.


Etymology 1

  1. (context slang English) excellent, fashionable, stylish n. 1 A man who solicits customers for prostitution and acts as manager for prostitutes; a panderer. 2 (context African American Vernacular English slang English) A man who can easily attract women. v

  2. 1 (context intransitive English) To act as a procurer of prostitutes; to pander. 2 (context transitive English) To prostitute someone. 3 (context transitive US African American Vernacular English English) To excessively customize something, especially a vehicle, according to ghetto standard (also (term: pimp out)). 4 (context transitive medicine slang English) To ask progressively harder and ultimately unanswerable questions of a resident or medical student (said of a senior member of the medical staff). 5 (context transitive US slang English) To promote, to tout. 6 (context slang English) To persuade, smooth talk or trick another into doing something for your benefit. Etymology 2

    num. (context Cumbrian and Old Welsh dialects English) five in Cumbrian and Welsh sheep counting

  1. n. someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce) [syn: procurer, panderer, pander, pandar, fancy man, ponce]

  2. v. arrange for sexual partners for others [syn: pander, procure]

Pimp (disambiguation)

A pimp is someone who finds and manages clients for prostitutes and engages them in prostitution in order to profit from their earnings.

Pimp or pimping may also refer to:

  • Poverty pimp, an individual or group that is benefiting unduly by acting as an intermediary on behalf of the poor
  • Glossary of baseball (P)#pimping (in baseball) showboating for fans
  • Pimp: The Backhanding, a card game
Pimp (film)

Pimp is a British thriller film in the mockumentary vein of Man Bites Dog, it was released in cinemas on 21 May 2010. It is written, produced and directed by Robert Cavanah who also plays the lead role. It also starred Billy Boyd, Martin Compston, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Barbara Nedeljáková, Robert Fucilla and Danny Dyer.

Usage examples of "pimp".

Ahmad, was once a famous dragoman in Cairo, the leading guide and interpreter for tourists in these parts and something of a patron saint to those in the pimp and alcohol trades.

The Drome is a single narrow space with a bar down one side and tables along the other, thick with pimps and handlers and an arcane array of dealers.

The man who had recognized me was a noted pimp whom I had thrashed some time before for having deceived me.

Soon after his arrival, he said, members of the department reported that certain officers were helping themselves to money and other evidence that was seized during arrests and taking kickbacks from prostitutes and their pimps.

In thirty-two years he had seen the full pageant of human misery walk through his door - all ages, sexes, colours, shapes, sizes, and with every kink in the book: junkies, pushers, pros-ties, pimps, thieves, kooks, killers, you name it.

And he always cheered when Mollee took on the android brothels, put the pimps into prison and set the prostidroids free.

The pimp, who posted bail for his girls regularly through Nig Rosewater and Wee Willie Bimstine, found the John and used a tire iron to extort three hundred dollars from him, half of which he gave to the girl.

After the two old hired guns took a place they were joined by a whiskey drummer from El Paso and a smartly dressed octaroon who looked to be either a pimp or a gambler.

The negotiations, the deal itself, and the cash payouts would have been handled outside his line of vision, probably by Gaspaldi the pimp.

As an ex-hooker, she vaguely understood that pimping was a nonreducible felony that requires prison time.

Four years ago, Angie and I had killed a pimp and crack dealer named Marion Socia in cold blood under the southeast expressway.

Nearly all the traffic across the Inglewood Desolate is of fairly furtive, untalkative typesJaybirds, hooters, pimps like my pals here.

At least he avoided hats, which could make him look like a pimp out of a seventies blaxploitation film.

In the movie, an especially hypocritical and corrupt police inspector accomplishes this by doubling as a pimp and a landlord for a eunuch-transvestite brothel on Falkland Road.

It was a dirty reeking room into which we entered, with men and women idling upon stools and cushions I know not if Daedalus could have made a labyrinth for such monsters, or Apelles have coloured such misshapes, but in plain sight they all took the form of pimps, strumpets and whores.