wimp informal NOUN a weak and cowardly person.
VERB (wimp out) withdraw from something in a cowardly way.
DERIVATIVES wimpish adjective wimpy adjective.
ORIGIN origin uncertain, perhaps from WHIMPER(Cf. ↑whimper).

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