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glim

[glim] /glɪm/
noun
1.
a light or lamp.
2.
Scot. a little bit; small portion; scrap.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; see glimpse, glimmer
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British Dictionary definitions for glims

glim

/ɡlɪm/
noun (slang)
1.
a light or lamp
2.
an eye
Word Origin
C17: probably short for glimmer; compare glimpse
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Word Origin and History for glims

glim

n.

18c. slang, "a light, candle, lantern;" 19c. slang "an eye," probably a back-formation from glimmer.

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Slang definitions & phrases for glims

glim

noun
  1. A light, lamp, etc: ''Douse the glim, Mugsy,'' said a voice from my youth (1700+)
  2. (also glimmer)A headlight (1950s+ Truckers)
  3. (also glimmer)An eye (1789+)
verb

: I glimmed her from across the room


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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