limmer

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin uncertain; perhaps from limb, or French limier; see leamer.

Noun[edit]

limmer (plural limmers)

  1. (Scotland) A rogue; a low, base fellow.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Thieves, limmers, and broken men of the Highlands.
  2. A promiscuous woman.
    • 1994, Jeanette Winterson, Art and Lies
      Doll Sneerpiece was not a scholar but fond of gentlemen, although to dub her a limmer, would have been to do her a wrong.
  3. A limehound; a leamer.
  4. A mongrel, such as a cross between the mastiff and hound.
  5. (nautical) A manrope at the side of a ladder.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

limmer (comparative more limmer, superlative most limmer)

  1. limber
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)