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  2. pimp (n.) "one who provides others with the means and opportunity of gratifying their sexual lusts," c. 1600, of unknown origin, perhaps from French pimpant "alluring in dress, seductive," present participle of pimper "to dress elegantly" (16c.), from Old French pimpelorer, pipelorer "decorate, color, beautify."

  3. According to etymonline the original meaning(s) of the word were (emphasis mine): pimp (n.) c.1600, of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle French pimpant "alluring in dress, seductive," present participle of pimper "to dress elegantly" (16c.), from Old French pimpelorer, pipelorer "decorate, color, beautify."

  4. History and Etymology for pimp Noun probably akin to British dialect pimp small bundle of sticks, Middle English pymple papule, German Pimpf young boy, kid, literally, little fart, Pumpf, Pumps fart

  5. Feb 11, 2008 · The word pimp is of unknown origin. It first appeared in English around 1600 and was used then as now to mean “a person who arranges opportunities for sexual intercourse with a prostitute.”

  6. the origin of the word 'pimp' this week in Greek class we learned the vocab word πεμπω, or pempo, which means 'to send' or 'to bid a thing to be carried to one'. Which sounds an awful lot like a pimp.

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