pimp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pimp arrange for sexual partners for others
    • n pimp someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pimp pĭmp One who provides gratification for the lust of others; a procurer; a pander.
    • v. i Pimp To procure women for the gratification of others' lusts; to pander.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pimp One who provides others with the means and opportunity of gratifying their lusts; a pander.
    • pimp To provide for others the means of gratifying lust; pander.
    • n pimp A small bavin. See the quotation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pimp pimp one who procures gratifications for the lust of others: a pander
    • v.i Pimp to pander
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Quotations

  • Larry Holmes
    Larry Holmes
    “All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps.”
  • Aneurin Bevan
    Aneurin%20Bevan
    “You're not an M.P., you're a gastronomic pimp.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. pimpant, smart, sparkish; perh. akin to piper, to pipe, formerly also, to excel. Cf. Pipe

Usage

In literature:

And philosophy is wont, in fact, not infrequently to convert itself into a kind of art of spiritual pimping.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
Ye minions, ye placemen, pimps, pensioners, all; How short is your triumph, how feeble your trust!
"The Yankee Tea-party" by Henry C. Watson
His court was the El Dorado of pimps and parasites, panders and wantons.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
He is a sort of detective pimp, does all their dirty work.
"Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist" by Harlan Page Halsey
The man had been useful in many dubious actions; in bribery, solicitation, pimping, as a useful and facile witness.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Right; and therefore you must pimp for your master.
"The Beaux-Stratagem" by George Farquhar
Alcohol is the most efficient weapon that either the refined Don Juan or the vulgar pimp has in his possession.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
Have those young sots and pimps yet atoned for their foul impieties?
"Aurelian" by William Ware
The Dhimar often acts as a pimp, this being an incident of his profession of indoor servant.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
The next class is the professional pimps.
"Sparkling Gems of Race Knowledge Worth Reading" by Various
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In poetry:

A little remained of light
caught inside the hat.
In the eyes of the pimp
a little remained of tenderness,
very little.
"Residue" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
And, if her brood of insects dies,
You sage assistance lend her;
Can stoop to pimp for amorous flies,
And help them to engender.
"To the Virtuosi" by William Shenstone
No more shall leering ghosts of pimp and king
With bloody secrets veiled before me stand.
Last night I held all evil in my hand
Closed: and behold it was a little thing.
"The End Of Fear" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The pomps of Fleet St., festering year on year,
Hid truth and lied, and lied and hid the facts.
The pimps of Whitehall ever more in fear,
Hid health statistics, dodged the Labour Acts.
"Alf’s Fifth Bit" by Ezra Pound
Oh, let them in their darkness sleep,
Whilst hell doth from her ambush creep
To snatch her mighty prize—
The pimp of power, the venal slave,
The trickster-playing fool and knave,
And all their host of spies.
"Lines, Addressed To H ———," by Samuel Bamford
Now like all others of her ilk, the lady had a friend,
And what she made my way of trade, she gave to him to spend;
To stake him in a poker game, or pay his bar-room score;
He was a pimp from Paris. and his name was Lew Lamore.
"The Ballad Of Touch-The-Button Nell" by Robert W Service

In news:

A San Antonio man convicted last month of pimping a 15-year-old runaway from Houston and luring her new boyfriend to his death was sentenced Monday to life in prison.
The translator of Giorgio Faletti's novel "A Pimp 's Notes" responds to a recent review.
Tutt says Bluelab pH pens are a solid bet for monitoring your pimped -out grow room.
B-Ray's Knockout of the week: Strong Pimp Hand.
A strong dose of his pimp hand that's what.
Gay Pimp of All Media.
It's hard out here in Philly for a pimp .
Pimp my soap box derby ride.
Three men accused of recruiting and pimping young girls around San Diego appeared in court Wednesday, 10News reported.
One teenager told 10News she was first approached by pimps from the gang, " Pimp 'N Ho's Daily," or PHD.
Girl's Parents Held In Killing Of Pimp .
After pimping the teen in Las Vegas, Clark returned with her to Washington and continued to pimp her there.
" Pimping " provided a large amount of money very quickly and relatively easily—especially by including White females.
A man was severely beaten with a pistol by the boyfriend/ pimp of a prostitute the victim had met at a Newnan motel, according to authorities.
Tonight, we will pimp the puck in my condo.
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