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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a weak, ineffectual, timid person.

    Category: Informal

  2. (v.)wimp out, to be or act like a wimp. to show timidity or cowardice; chicken out.

    Category: Informal, Verb Phrase

* Informal..

Origin of wimp:

1915–20, Amer.; orig. uncert.; cf. whimper

wimp′y(adj.)wimp•i•er, wimp•i•est.


  1. any of a group of weakly interacting elementary particles predicted by various unified field theories, as the W particle and Z-zero particle, that are characterized by relatively large masses.

    Category: Physics

Origin of WIMP:

1985–90; W(eakly) I(nteracting) M(assive) P(article)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wimp, chicken, crybaby(noun)

    a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

  2. weakly interacting massive particle, WIMP(noun)

    a hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation; postulated as a constituent of the dark matter of the universe

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wimp(noun)ɪmp

    a weak or cowardly person

    Don't be a wimp, climb up!

  2. wimp(verb)ɪmp

    to decide not do sth because you are too afraid

    I wanted to ask her out, but I wimped out at the last minute.


  1. wimp(Noun)

    someone who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

  2. wimp(Verb)

    To behave submissively, inde.

  3. wimp(Verb)

    To render wimpy.

  4. Origin: Contraction of "whimper", a sound a wimp might make. The term is rumored to have come from "Wimps", a group of French Roma who were kicked out of France, then moved to England and were kicked out again, then moved to the United States. The term was understood in the United States by the 1930s, as it was incorporated into the names of two famous media characters known for living up to that name: The devious but cowardly Popeye supporting character called "J. Wellington Wimpy", and the soft-spoken character "Wallace Wimple" from the radio show Fibber McGee and Molly.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person lacking in courage or confidence.

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