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quimp (plural quimps)
- A graphic element, used within maledicta balloons in comics to represent obscenities, curses and swearing, resembling the planet Saturn.
1984, William H. Gass, “Culp”, in Grand Street:
- He does all the Popeye voices, but prefers Olive Oyl's. He has noises for the nittles, the grawlix, the quimps, the jarns.