Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Informal Contraction of give me.
  • adj. Slang Demanding material things or especially money; acquisitive: today's gimme society; tired of gimme letters.
  • n. Sports A putt that is granted to a fellow player as successfully made either before it is attempted or after it is missed in an informal game of golf.

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  • v. give me.
  • n. something easily obtained
  • n. A tap-in putt, usually a couple inches from the cup.

Etymologies

Written form of a reduction of "give me" (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Players generally concede putts when the opposing player is within "gimme" range on the green.

    Ryder Cup format

  • It's on this page, scroll down to the left, you'll see a poll about Osama's video and who Osama wants to win - gimme a break.

    11/01/2004

  • A good craftsman allows themselves one coincidence -- one 'gimme' -- per story, maximum.

    Crit List Stardate 2009: It's Not 'To Boldly Go,' It's 'To Go Boldly,' You Semi-Literate Baboon

  • Brown conceded that the 'Horns are not yet a "gimme team" -- i.e. they aren't dominant enough to consider any game a "gimme" -- but they're in a lot better shape than they were two weeks ago, having averted the first three-game losing streak of Brown's tenure.

    SI.com

  • Organized labor is hoping for a double "gimme" -- recognition without winning an election and contract without completing a negotiation.

    The American Spectator

  • And he says, quick and brisk, "Four thousand dollars," and I was most stunned, but I manages to slap a five-dollar gold piece down on the counter and I says, quick and brisk too: "In God's name gimme a bite out of it!"

    Sonnie-Boy's People

  • Isner's play was littered with mistakes down the stretch: He double-faulted to trail 2-1, slapped what he later called a "gimme volley" into the net to make it 5-2, put a drop shot into the net for 6-2, then missed a forehand return on match point, ending things after 3 hours, 24 minutes.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • He double-faulted to trail 2-1, slapped what he later called a "gimme volley" into the net to make it 5-2, put a drop shot into the net for 6-2, then missed a forehand return on match point, ending things after 3 hours, 24 minutes.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Upcoming crossword gimme: The Simpsons 'Ms. Krabappel equals Edna.

    Upright Citizens Brigade ��� Crossword King ('Wearz Bermuda ------') on TV Clues; CBS's I Want My Daddy

  • First, to draft the best tackle is a gimme, that is not insane at all, the Redskins should be able to get some talent with the number thirteen pick, I would simply not restrain the pick to offensive tackle, I would expand to offensive guard and defensive line as well, take the best offensive lineman or defensive line anything, granted offensive and defensive guards do not play as well in the high first round the Redskins are looking and an end or tackle.

    The Curly R: A Washington RedskinZ Blog

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