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).
- present participle of
- (Caribbean, Jamaican, Trinidad and Tobago, 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).
- Lionel Ritchie. All Night Long (pop song, verse 2):
- We're going to party, liming, Fiesta, forever
- Come on and sing along.
liming (plural limings)