Pimp - Definition, Meaning & Synonyms (2023)

pimps; pimping; pimped

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A pimp is someone who employs prostitutes — they work for the pimp, who gets a cut of their money. He pimps them.

Pimp is a word that has greatly shifted in meaning, as it sometimes means "great" or "cool," as in "That bike is pimp!" However, that's a slang meaning that many people, especially adults, won't understand or like. The main meaning of pimp as the boss of prostitutes is pretty creepy, because prostitution is illegal and pimps are not known for treating their workers very nicely. For some reason, pimps are known for their flashy dress.

Definitions of pimp

  1. noun

    someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

    synonyms:fancy man, pandar, pander, panderer, ponce, procurer
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    a woman pimp

    whoremaster, whoremonger

    a pimp who procures whores

    type of:
    offender, wrongdoer

    a person who transgresses moral or civil law

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  2. verb

    arrange for sexual partners for others

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    synonyms:pander, procure
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    type of:
    cater, ply, provide, supply

    give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

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