lively or energetic spirit; enthusiasm; vitality.

1835–45, Americanism; < Latin, accusative of vīs energy, force

vigor, pep, energy, dash. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
vim (vɪm)
slang exuberant vigour and energy
[C19: from Latin, from vīs; related to Greek is strength]

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Word Origin & History

1843, usually said to be from L. vim, accusative of vis "strength, force, power, energy." But perhaps the modern word is purely imitative.
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Computing Dictionary

VIM definition

1. Vendor Independent Messaging.
2. Vi Improved.

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Example sentences
Vim and vigor, though a bonus, are not part of the job requirement for a music director.
It may even choose someone with some vim and vigour, with a bent for reform.
Many at the firm might wish it could go private again and recover its capitalist vim.
If nothing else, the new bill should inject a bit of vim into a system that has become slow and complacent.
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