Meaning of “pimp” in the English Dictionary

"pimp" in British English

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pimpnoun [ C ]

uk /pɪmp/ us /pɪmp/

pimpverb

uk /pɪmp/ us /pɪmp/

pimp verb (PROSTITUTE)

[ I or T ] to act as a pimp, getting customers for prostitutes; to provide someone to a customer as a prostitute :

He spent most of his adult life pimping.
They pimped the girls to a range of clients in the area.

pimp verb (DECORATE)

[ T ] informal to make something look fashionable or impressive, usually by adding things to it:

He had pimped his truck with new lights and chrome accessories.

(Definition of “pimp” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pimp" in American English

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pimpnoun [ C ]

us /pɪmp/

a man who controls prostitutes (= people paid for sex)

(Definition of “pimp” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)