gimmer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gimbyre, from Old Norse gymbr (one year old ewe lamb), from Proto-Germanic *gimrį̄ (a yearling ewe-lamb), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰyem- (winter).

Noun[edit]

gimmer (plural gimmers)

  1. (Northern England) A ewe between one and two years old.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gymbr (one year old ewe lamb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gimmer (plural gimmers)

  1. a two-year-old ewe

Derived terms[edit]

  • gimmer shell (the scallop Pecten maximus or Aequipecten opercularis)