• (British) IPA: /pɪmp/

pimp (plural pimps)

  1. Someone who solicits customers for prostitution and acts as manager for a group of prostitutes; a pander.
  2. (AAVE, slang) A man who can easily attract women.
Translations Verb

pimp (pimps, present participle pimping; past and past participle pimped)

  1. (intransitive) To act as a procurer of prostitutes; to pander.
  2. (transitive) To prostitute someone.
    The smooth-talking, tall man with heavy gold bracelets claimed he could pimp anyone.
  3. (transitive, US, AAVE, slang) To excessively customize something, especially a vehicle, according to ghetto standards (also pimp out).
    You pimped out that motorcycle f'real, dawg.
  4. (transitive, 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).
    • 2004, Robert A. Blume, Arthur W. Combs, The Continuing American Revolution: A Psychological Perspective, page 183
      Only an attending physician can pimp a chief resident; the chief resident and attending can pimp a junior resident; they all three can pimp an intern.
  5. (transitive, US, slang) To promote, to tout.
    I gotta show you this sweet website where you can pimp your blog and get more readers.
  6. (US, 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.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: risistemare
  • Spanish: tunear
  1. (slang) excellent, fashionable, stylish
  1. (Cumbrian and Old Welsh) five in Cumbrian and Welsh sheep counting

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