wimp
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1920 a weak, cowardly, or ineffectual person • wimpiness nounwimpish adjectivewimpishness nounwimpy adjective

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  • wimp — wimp; WIMP; wimp·i·ly; wimp·i·ness; wimp·ish; wimp·ish·ly; wimp·ish·ness; …   English syllables

  • WIMP — (von englisch Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, deutsch „schwach wechselwirkende massereiche Teilchen“, Wortspiel zu engl. wimp = Schwächling) sind hypothetische Teilchen der Teilchenphysik mit einer Masse zwischen einigen zehn und etwa… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wimp — (von englisch Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, deutsch „schwach wechselwirkende massereiche Teilchen“, Wortspiel zu engl. wimp = Schwächling) sind hypothetische Teilchen mit einer Masse im Bereich zwischen einigen zehn und etwa tausend… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wimp — may refer to: * A physical or emotional weakling (considered to be derived from J. Wellington Wimpy, a character in the Popeye cartoon series). WIMP, as an acronym, may refer to: * Weakly interacting massive particle, a hypothetical class of… …   Wikipedia

  • wimp — /wimp/, Informal. n. 1. a weak, ineffectual, timid person. v. 2. wimp out, a. to be or act like a wimp. b. to show timidity or cowardice; chicken out. [1915 20, Amer.; orig. uncert.; cf. WHIMPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • wimp — [wimp] Slang n. [< ?] a weak, ineffectual, or insipid person wimp out to back down or succumb because of fear, timidity, or weakness wimpish adj. wimpy adj. wimpier, wimpiest …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • WIMP — [wimp] n. [w(eakly) i(nteracting) m(assive) p(article)] a hypothetical, electrically neutral, massive subatomic particle that interacts with other matter by means of the weak interaction …   English World dictionary

  • WIMP — /wimp/, n. any of a group of weakly interacting elementary particles predicted by various unified field theories, as the W particle and Z zero particle, that are characterized by relatively large masses. [1985 90; W(eakly) I(nteracting) M(assive) …   Universalium

  • WIMP — (weakly interacting massive particles) Partículas de gran masa, simétricas de las actualmente conocidas, que sólo sufren interacciones débil y gravitatoria, y son candidatas a constituir la materia oscura fría (cold dark matter) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • wimp — (n.) 1920 (but not attested again until 1960), perhaps a clipped form of whimper (cf whimp, 1540s), perhaps influenced by J. Wellington Wimpy, comparatively unaggressive character in Popeye comics …   Etymology dictionary

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