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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

GIM, adj. Neat, spruce (Sc. 1782 J. Sinclair Ob. Sc. Dial. 102; Bnff.2 1927; Ags.19 1954). Also in Eng. dial. [dʒɪm]Fif. 1812 W. Tennant Anster Fair ii. xxi.:
And bare-foot lasses . . . Come tripping o'er the roads with jocund pace, Gay as May-morning, tidy, gim, and clean.

[O.Sc. has gym, id., from 1513. Phs. the same as Jimp, adj., adv., v.2, q.v., with dropped final p.]

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