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Gymp, Gimp, a. [Of obscure origin. In later use as Jimp.] Slender, slim, graceful, dainty. My self suld be full semlie in silkis arrayit, Gymp, jolie, and gent; Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 69.
Orpheus … , harpand hie, … With gymp fyngris doyng stryngis smyte; Doug. vi. x. 45.
Gymp [R. gimp] gerraflouris thar royn levys onschet; Ib. xii. Prol. 121.
Off all thir madinis myld as meid Was nane sa gymp as Gillie; Christis Kirk 30.
By come ane gymp man, thay callit him Johne; Maitl. F. liv. 3.
Sum makis sa moy, sa gymp, sa dink and dane; Rolland Seven S. 8014.
Sum gois so gymp in gyis; Scott iv. 77.

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