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simp

[simp] /sɪmp/
noun, Informal.
1.
a fool; simpleton.
Origin of simp
1905-1910
1905-10; shortening of simpleton
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  • The man Russ had the trouble with that day—simp Wolley—who tried to get his patent!

    The Moving Picture Girls Laura Lee Hope
  • Did you know Ves and simp had been drinkin' when you hired 'em?

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • "Dey'll tink Byrne an' his pardner croaked 'em, you simp," replied Crumb.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Why, you simp, I wouldn't turn against Mr. Prale for a million dollars!

    The Brand of Silence Harrington Strong
  • You've been the rock of ages to me, all right, but you're essentially a simp.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • Mr. simp already owed his landlord fifteen months' rent, for which the only security was his diminishing effects.

    Bohemian Days Geo. Alfred Townsend
  • simp Wolley hasn't much principle, and I know a lot of fellows who have done business with him to their sorrow.

    The Moving Picture Girls Laura Lee Hope
  • "The 'system' was a swindle," hissed Mr. simp, looking up through red eyes which throbbed like pulses.

    Bohemian Days Geo. Alfred Townsend
  • simp Wolley must be getting desperate to come here in broad daylight and rummage the house under the pretense of being a plumber.

    The Moving Picture Girls Laura Lee Hope
  • You were not—asked—as I understand—it—to sell, but simpsimply to put—as I understand it—the bottle here.

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
British Dictionary definitions for simp

simp

/sɪmp/
noun
1.
(US, slang) short for simpleton
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Word Origin and History for simp
n.

1903, circus slang shortening of simpleton.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for simp

simp

noun

A simpleton; a stupid person; klutz: Simps with mustaches are a menace to society/ I really thought it would be till death do us part. I was such a simp (1903+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for simp

simp

simpleton
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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