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Etymology 1[edit]

From jimp +‎ -y


jimpy (comparative jimpier, superlative jimpiest)

  1. neat, jimp, neatly, tightly
    • 1911, DM Moir, The Life of Mansie Wauch[1] (Biography), HTML edition, The Gutenberg Project, published 2007:
      … though more than a hundred folk sitting in his company had beheld him dauting her with his arm round her jimpy waist, not five minutes before.

Etymology 2[edit]

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jimpy (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Describing a sex-linked mutation in mice that causes severe hypomyelination in the males.
  • Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, jimp