a crippled or lame person, especially an old one. The term is thought to derive from a blend of grandfather and limp. The adjective 'gimpy' is applied, often derisively, to anything or anyone clumsy or crippled.
an awkward, ineffectual or clumsy person. By extension from the first sense above. The word is popular among schoolchildren.
a sexually promiscuous male

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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