What's the "een" in Halloween?
by 1828, colloquial contraction of give me. Gimme cap attested by 1978.
TOMMY -- Gimme a cake.
MAMMA -- If what? -- If you please .
TOMMY -- O, let up on that Pinafore business; gimme a cake!
["Puck," July 2, 1878]
: The extent to which the ''gimme'' spirit has banished rationalitynoun
[fr give me]