wimpy or wimp·ish [wim-pee] Word Origin adjective, wimp·i·er, wimp·i·est.

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a wimp.

Origin of wimpy First recorded in 1965–70; wimp + -y1 Related formswimp·i·ness, noun Related Words for wimpier lazy, languorous, unhurried, leisurely, laid-back, lackadaisical, sluggish, lethargic, languid, sleepy, passive, listless, dull, apathetic, tepid, delicate, peaceful, sunny, balmy, breezy Word Origin and History for wimpier wimpy adj.

1967, from wimp (n.) + -y (2). Related: Wimpiness.

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