The obscure word of the week is jimp

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One of the more obscure English words I’ve found is jimp.

It means ‘slender’ or ‘graceful’ and was introduced to English from Scotland some time in the nineteenth century.

Your challenge? Use today’s obscure word in a sentence, down in the comments.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016


5 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is jimp

  1. I had no idea that was a real word. What immediately came to mind when I read this post was this…

    Lyndon Johnson: Spaceman?

    Chief Scientist: SPE-CI-MEN.

    Lyndon Johnson: Well, what kind of spe-ci-men?

    Chief Scientist: A tough one. Responsive to orders. I had in mind a jimp.

    Lyndon Johnson: JIMP? Well what the HELL is a jimp?

    Chief Scientist: A jimp. A-a-a jimpanzee, Senator. An ape.

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