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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pimp, procurer, panderer, pander, pandar, fancy man, ponceverb

    someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

  2. pander, pimp, procureverb

    arrange for sexual partners for others


  1. pimpnoun

    A person who solicits customers for prostitution and acts as manager for prostitutes; a panderer.

  2. pimpnoun

    A man who can easily attract women.

  3. pimpverb

    To act as a procurer of prostitutes; to pander.

  4. pimpverb

    To prostitute someone.

    The smooth-talking, tall man with heavy gold bracelets claimed he could pimp anyone.

  5. pimp

    To excessively customize something, especially a vehicle, according to ghetto standards (also pimp out).

    You pimped out that AC (air conditioner) f'real (for real), dawg.

  6. pimp

    To ask progressively harder and ultimately unanswerable questions of a resident or medical student (by a senior member of the medical staff).

  7. pimp

    To promote, to tout.

    I gotta show you this sweet website where you can pimp your blog and get more readers.

  8. pimpadjective

    excellent, fashionable, stylish

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pimpnoun

    Etymology: pinge, Fr. Skinner.

    I’m courted by all
    As principal pimp to the mighty king Harry. Addison.

    Lords keep a pimp to bring a wench;
    So men of wit are but a kind
    Of panders to a vicious mind;
    Who proper objects must provide
    To gratify their lust of pride. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Pimpverb

    To provide gratifications for the lust of others; to pander; to procure.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    But he’s possest with a thousand imps,
    To work whose ends his madness pimps. Jonathan Swift.

    Yet bards like these aspir’d to lasting praise,
    And proudly hop’d to pimp in future days. Anonymous.


  1. pimp

    Procuring or pandering is the facilitation or provision of a prostitute or other sex worker in the arrangement of a sex act with a customer. A procurer, colloquially called a pimp (if male) or a madam (if female, though the term pimp has still extensively been used for female procurers as well) or a brothel keeper, is an agent for prostitutes who collects part of their earnings. The procurer may receive this money in return for advertising services, physical protection, or for providing and possibly monopolizing a location where the prostitute may solicit clients. Like prostitution, the legality of certain actions of a madam or a pimp vary from one region to the next.


  1. pimp

    A pimp is a person, typically male, who exercises control over prostitutes and profits from their earnings by arranging clients and managing their activities. Pimps can be involved in various aspects of the sex industry, including escort services, strip clubs, and street-level prostitution. They often provide protection, advertise services, negotiate prices, and manage the logistical aspects of the business, exploiting the vulnerability of sex workers for their own financial gain. The act of pimping is widely considered illegal and exploitative.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pimpnoun

    one who provides gratification for the lust of others; a procurer; a pander

  2. Pimpverb

    to procure women for the gratification of others' lusts; to pander

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. pimpant smart, sparkish; perh. akin to piper to pipe, formerly also, to excel. Cf. Pipe.]


  1. Pimp

    A pimp is an agent for prostitutes who collects part of their earnings. This act is called procuring or pandering. The pimp may receive this money in return for advertising services, physical protection, or for providing, and possibly monopolizing, a location where he or she may engage clients. A woman who runs a brothel is known as a madam rather than a pimp. Like prostitution, the legality of certain actions of a madam or a pimp vary from one region to the next. Pimps may punish johns for physical abuse or failure to pay, advertise services to potential clients without alerting police, and enforce exclusive rights to 'turf' where their prostitutes may advertise and operate with less competition. In the many places where prostitution is outlawed, sex workers have decreased incentive to report abuse for fear of self-incrimination, and increased motivation to seek any physical protection from clients and law enforcement that a pimp might provide. The pimp-prostitute relationship can be abusive and possessive, with the pimp/madam using techniques such as psychological intimidation, manipulation, starvation, rape and/or gang rape, beating, confinement, threats of violence toward the victim’s family, forced drug use and the shame from these acts. Pimps can be arrested and charged with pandering and are legally known as procurers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pimp

    pimp, n. one who procures gratifications for the lust of others: a pander.—v.i. to pander.—adjs. Pimp′ing, petty: mean; Pimp′-like. [Fr. pimper, a nasalised form of piper, to pipe, hence to cheat.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. pimpnoun

    Someone who procures customers for whores. He drives his "girls" from customer to customer, therefore he gets a part of the money that the hos make. He stereotypically drives a Cadillac.

  2. pimpnoun

    A very big respected player. Even saw the lights of the Goodyear Blimp / And it read, Ice Cube's a pimp -- Ice Cube (It Was a Good Day)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pimp in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pimp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of pimp in a Sentence

  1. Fox News:

    She was the principal recruiter for young slaves for Raniere, they nicknamed her ‘Pimp Mack.’.

  2. Mike Light:

    I think there was an unwitting bias that Stephanie Davis was the perpetrator, stephanie Davis was the one out having sex. ... The pimp was just collecting the money.

  3. Betsy Alfaro:

    We hand out flyers advertising free haircuts, if their pimp gets aggressive, we have the perfect excuse for talking to them.

  4. Aneurin Bevan:

    You're not an M.P., you're a gastronomic pimp.

  5. Frank Parlato:

    She was the principal recruiter of young slaves for Raniere, they nicknamed her ‘Pimp Mack.’.

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