liming

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See also: Liming and límíng

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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The word is associated with sitting under a lime tree, or having nothing more demanding to do than squeezing limes. It is also thought to originate from "limey", a slang term meaning a British serviceman during World War II (noted for hanging around bars and drinking).

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Verb[edit]

liming

  1. present participle of lime
  2. (Trinidadian, Caribbean, slang) hanging around, usually in a public place with friends, enjoying the scene.
    "No Liming or Loitering - No Shouting or Loud Noise" (written on a sign in Port of Spain shopping mall).

Quotations[edit]

  • Lionel Ritchie. All Night Long (pop song, verse 2):
    We're going to party, Liming, Fiesta, forever
    Come on and sing along.

Noun[edit]

liming (plural limings)

  1. An application of lime (calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide).
    The land required frequent limings.