World English Dictionary
gimp or guimpe1 (ɡɪmp)
a tapelike trimming of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with wire
[C17: probably from Dutch gimp, of unknown origin]
guimpe or guimpe1
[C17: probably from Dutch gimp, of unknown origin]

gimp2 (ɡɪmp)
1.  offensive, slang (US), (Canadian) a physically disabled person, esp one who is lame
2.  slang a sexual fetishist who likes to be dominated and who dresses in a leather or rubber body suit with mask, zips, and chains
[C20: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

1925, "a crippled leg," also "a crippled person," perhaps by association with limp.
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