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Why on earth isn't the original meaning of the word "pimp" in here?? Jon Harald Søby 15:41, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Err, never mind. The first meaning did imply it. It is extremely badly worded though. Jon Harald Søby 15:42, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Peter Isotalo 08:55, 21 February 2006 (UTC)


I feel that the doctors' slang really doesn't belong here. Does every major professional group get their jargon in here or is it just limited to high-prestige groups? Can it be attested properly?

Peter Isotalo 12:15, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Transitive/intransitive query[edit]

It seems to me that when "pimp" is used as a verb meaning to customize something, as in the television-show title Pimp My Ride, it's a transitive verb. Why is that meaning listed here as intransitive? Jim Lane 04:46, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

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RfV's sense: "When the attending physician asks a resident or medical student to answer an impossible question" Could be, but it could stand some verification to allow rewording DCDuring TALK 18:22, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

  • I'm all for deleting any definition that starts with "when" or "is when". SemperBlotto 08:10, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
    That certainly made me a little skeptical, but it's a big world, with lots of subcultures. DCDuring TALK 12:58, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

While the wording of the definition may not be great, it is essentially correct. Pimping, when used by medical students, refers to the rapid-fire, progressively harder questioning they may receive from a resident or attending physician while on rounds. The questions are not necessarily impossible, but they often progress quickly beyond the student's knowledge level.--CStodard 13:51, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the confirmation. I must have been tired when I tagged this. It is readily citable. I have inserted one good cite that illustrates the social function: hierarchy maintenance. Withdrawn. DCDuring TALK 14:15, 11 April 2008 (UTC)