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[vim] /vɪm/
lively or energetic spirit; enthusiasm; vitality.
Origin of vim
1835-45, Americanism; < Latin, accusative of vīs energy, force
vigor, pep, energy, dash. Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • Every country feels that it does some things better than others, and defends such national strengths with special vim.
  • He's not entirely likable, doesn't seem to care, is full of vim and vitriol and everything is allowed in his worldview.
British Dictionary definitions for vim


(slang) exuberant vigour and energy
Word Origin
C19: from Latin, from vīs; related to Greek is strength
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Word Origin and History for vim

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

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vim in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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