I. noun Etymology: probably akin to British dialect pimp small bundle of sticks, Middle English pymple papule, German Pimpf young boy, kid, literally, little fart, Pumpf, Pumps fart Date: 1600 a man who solicits clients for a prostitute II. verb Date: 1636 intransitive verb to work as a pimp transitive verb to make use of often dishonorably for one's own gain or benefit

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