wimpy
adjective see wimp

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wimpy — (adj.) 1967, from WIMP (Cf. wimp) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Wimpiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • Wimpy — Infobox Company name = Wimpy type = Wholly owned subsidiary parent = Famous Brands industry = Restaurants foundation = Coventry Street, London in 1954 founder = J. Lyons and Co homepage = [http://www.wimpy.uk.com/ official UK site] products =… …   Wikipedia

  • Wimpy — Logo de la marque Wimpy Wimpy est une chaîne internationale de restaurant créée à Chicago dans les années 1930 par Eddie Gold. Histoire Le nom Wimpy provient du célèbre ami de Popeye J. Wellington Wimpy (Gontran en version française), grand… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • wimpy — [[t]wɪ̱mpi[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person or their behaviour as wimpy, you disapprove of them because they are weak and seem to lack confidence or determination. [INFORMAL] ...a wimpy unpopular schoolboy... This portrays… …   English dictionary

  • wimpy — mod. weak; inept; square. □ You are ust a wimpy nerd! □ Come on, don’t be so wimpy …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • wimpy — adj Weak or weak willed, inadequate. He tried to get the job but his attempt was a little wimpy. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • wimpy — weak, lacking courage, like a wimp    Sean acts kind of wimpy, but he s a strong, decisive leader …   English idioms

  • wimpy — Adj. Feeble, weak. Also applied to objects or places, e.g. The furnishings were a little wimpy for such bold decor …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • wimpy — wimp informal ► NOUN ▪ a weak and cowardly person. ► VERB (wimp out) ▪ withdraw from something in a cowardly way. DERIVATIVES wimpish adjective wimpy adjective. ORIGIN origin uncertain, perhaps from WHIMPER( …   English terms dictionary

  • wimpy — wimpiness, n. /wim pee/, adj., wimpier, wimpiest. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a wimp. Also, wimpish. [1965 70; WIMP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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