Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a jimp or neat manner; neatly.
  • Barely: scarcely; hardly.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Na, "she said, as Gavin made a too liberal offer," that would toom the well, and there's jimply enough for oursels.

    The Little Minister

  • We wad be laith a stranger suld lack what we have, though we are jimply provided for in beds rather; for Jenny has sae mony bairns (God bless them and her) that troth I maun speak to Lord

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • a stranger suld lack what we have, though we are jimply provided for in beds rather; for Jenny has sae mony bairns (God bless them and her) that troth I maun speak to Lord Evandale to gie us a bit eik, or outshot

    Old Mortality

  • Bunawe, and it was a place where there was flat ground for the carriage to stand, which it could jimply do on these braes; but just as my leddyship liked.”

    Chronicles of the Canongate

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  • Thank you,bilby. I need a spectacle revision. I will now look into Elmer's history, which seems unlikely.

    March 22, 2016

  • Tyop in sunbeam but still the best jimply limerick I've read today :-)

    March 21, 2016

  • My cat finds contentment so simply:
    After dining she drapes herself limply,
    Sufficiently fed
    And flopped in her bed
    That catches the sunbeam just jimply.

    March 20, 2016