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Etymology 1

Clipping of simpleton.


simp (plural simps)

  1. (slang) A simple person lacking common sense; a fool or simpleton.
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press 1999, p. 59:
      Pimps and simps would fall in from here and there and everywhere, grabbing thousand-dollar advances from the madames and leaving their lady friends in pawn.
    • 1981, Philip K. Dick, Valis, →ISBN, p. 105
      Groggy from my nap I turn on the TV and try to watch.... Morons and simps appear in the screen, drool like pinheads and waterheads....
  2. (slang) A man who foolishly overvalues and defers to a woman, putting her on a pedestal.
    • 1992, Sir Mix-a-Lot (lyrics), Rick Rubin and Sir Mix-a-Lot (music), “Baby Got Back”, in Mack Daddy, Def American Recordings:
      Baby got it goin' on / A lot of simps won't like this song / 'Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it / And I'd rather stay and play
    • 2012, Dennis Jeanpierre, ‎Tito Fresh, Step Your Game Up: Dating and Relationship Guide for the Urban Man
      Until you are sure that this girl has a genuine interest and might be compatible, no dates or gifts. Why should you be the one who feeds every straggler in your town? It's time to break away from these byzantine patterns of square behavior. It's time right now to break away from all those years of bad programming. You're a simp because your family made you that way.


simp (third-person singular simple present simps, present participle simping, simple past and past participle simped)

  1. (intransitive, slang) to melancholically reminisce; to recall once fond memories now tinged with sadness, especially regarding a former lover
    • 2018, mimi (@splendamami), Tweet.
      the dick can't be that good honey stop simping over that boy
    • 2017, Jody Tran, Spotify playlist *simps in vietnamese*
      i dedicate this playlist to all my hoes who want to simp in viet. this takes u on an adventure to the modern angsty world of vietnam. this is where we can get into all our feels culturally. we all gonna mfking be CRYING IN THE VIETNAMESE CLUB!!
    • 2016, @jakedeee, Spotify playlist Simping
      If I think about my ex while I listen to this playlist, you should too.
  2. (intransitive, of a man) to be especially deferential and emotionally vulnerable with a woman, often with the intent of receiving sexual gratification
    • 2013, TravieBASED, Whats Wrong With Simping?
      Dudes wanna talk down on other dudes when they start simping like they're feminine or something when in fact the majority of all dudes and even those motherfuckers saying that shit be simping too.
    • 2018, T.y (@Ty_Brazil), Tweet.
      G why is simping becoming so popular ? It’s nothing wrong with treating your lady nice , but some of these niggas out straight simping
    • 2018, Penny the Petty Pest (@PineappleGC), Tweet.
      Yall be simping in bitches DMs, then trying them on the tl then getting shocked why u getting aired out.
  3. (intransitive, by extension) To obsequiously praise or admire.

Etymology 2

Clipping of simplified.


simp (comparative more simp, superlative most simp)

  1. Abbreviation of simplified.