quimp

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Noun[edit]

quimp (plural quimps)

  1. 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.
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