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And I say in the book, 'Hard Measures,' that actually they were pretty wimpy if you really - if the American people actually knew what these techniques where, they would say, what are you talking about?
Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr.

Meaning of "wimpy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WIMPY

wimpy  [ˈwɪmpɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WIMPY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wimpy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WIMPY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wimpy

Wimpy or Wimpey may refer to: ▪ J. Wellington Wimpy, a hamburger-loving character from the Popeye cartoons ▪ Wimpy, a chain of hamburger restaurants, named after the cartoon character ▪ Wimpys Diner, a chain of 1950s-1960s themed diners found in Southern Ontario ▪ Wimpy P-1, first registered American Quarter Horse ▪ Luther "Wimpy" Lassiter, world-class American pool player known throughout his career by the Wimpy nickname ▪ George Wimpey, a housebuilding company based in England, now part of Taylor Wimpey ▪ The Vickers Wellington bomber aircraft, commonly known as the "Wimpy" amongst service personnel ▪ Short for Diary of a Wimpy Kid...

Definition of wimpy in the English dictionary

The definition of wimpy in the dictionary is resembling or befitting a wimp.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WIMPY


bumpy
ˈbʌmpɪ
campy
ˈkæmpɪ
champy
ˈtʃæmpɪ
clumpy
ˈklʌmpɪ
crimpy
ˈkrɪmpɪ
gimpy
ˈɡɪmpɪ
grumpy
ˈɡrʌmpɪ
gympie
ˈɡɪmpɪ
impi
ˈɪmpɪ
jumpy
ˈdʒʌmpɪ
lumpy
ˈlʌmpɪ
Pompey
ˈpɒmpɪ
riempie
ˈrɪmpɪ
scampi
ˈskæmpɪ
scrimpy
ˈskrɪmpɪ
shrimpy
ˈʃrɪmpɪ
skimpy
ˈskɪmpɪ
swampy
ˈswɒmpɪ
Tempe
ˈtɛmpɪ
vampy
ˈvæmpɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WIMPY

wimble
Wimbledon
wimmin
wimp
wimp out
wimpiness
wimpish
wimpishly
wimpishness
wimple
Wimshurst machine
win
win one´s spurs
win out
win over
win the exchange
win-win
wince
wincey
winceyette

WORDS THAT END LIKE WIMPY

crumpy
dampy
dumpy
frumpy
glumpy
hempy
humpy
kempy
plumpy
rumpy
rumpy-pumpy
schlumpy
scrumpy
shlumpy
slumpy
stumpy
trampy
tumpy
umpy
yampy

Synonyms and antonyms of wimpy in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «wimpy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WIMPY

Find out the translation of wimpy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wimpy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wimpy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

懦弱
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Wimpy
570 millions of speakers

English

wimpy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कायर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جبان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

малодушный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fracote
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

wimpy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

wimpy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wimpy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wimpy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

弱虫の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

겁쟁이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wimpy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

wimpy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விம்பி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Wimpy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

wimpy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Wimpy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Wimpy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

малодушний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Wimpy
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

wimpy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Wimpy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

wimpy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Wimpy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wimpy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WIMPY»

The term «wimpy» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.708 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WIMPY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wimpy

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6 QUOTES WITH «WIMPY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wimpy.
1
Steven Bauer
People got very wimpy about 'Scarface' very quickly.
2
Zachary Gordon
I'm not a wimpy kid at all. I don't care what other people think - I only care what I think about myself.
3
Jeff Hawkins
You can't imagine how much detail we know about brains. There were 28,000 people who went to the neuroscience conference this year, and every one of them is doing research in brains. A lot of data. But there's no theory. There's a little, wimpy box on top there.
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Jeff Kinney
I was an average kid who had his wimpy moments.
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David Nicholls
I worry sometimes that I'm a bit moralistic; always writing about men who are learning to grow up, not be so self-absorbed, selfish or badly behaved. I wonder if that's dull and liberal and wimpy? I should probably write something that celebrates wickedness.
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Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr.
And I say in the book, 'Hard Measures,' that actually they were pretty wimpy if you really - if the American people actually knew what these techniques where, they would say, what are you talking about?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WIMPY»

Discover the use of wimpy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wimpy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Greg Heffley's on a losing streak.
Jeff Kinney, 2013
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel:
Love is in the air--but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?
Jeff Kinney, 2012
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid 08
. .Praise for Jeff Kinney:'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent'The most hotly anticipated ...
Jeff Kinney, 2013
4
Wimpy Is the New Cool: This Is a Life of a Wimp Who Thinks ...
Will Martin just started a group called Wimpy Club as he thinks wimpy is the new cool. It's about new life, new friends, lots of adventures, and lots of stuff that you haven't expected.
Zainab Abdullahi, 2012
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while ...
Jeff Kinney, 2009
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The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
'First of all, let me get something straight: This is a journal, not a diary.' NOW YOU CAN WRITE YOUR OWN BESTSELLER! With The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, you're the author illustrator, and main character.
Jeff Kinney, 2011
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid 02. Rodrick Rules
It's a brand-new year and a brand-new journal and Greg is keen to put the humiliating (and secret!) events of last summer firmly behind him.
Jeff Kinney, 2009
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving.
Jeff Kinney, 2009
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Do-It-Yourself Book
This interactive journal based on Greg Heffley's own 'diary' lets kids express themselves in an new way. In 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book', kids will be asked - What was the best dream you ever had? The worst thing you ever ate?
Jeff Kinney, 2009
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Box of Books
All five books in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series are now available together for the first time in a collectible boxed set.
Jeff Kinney, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WIMPY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wimpy is used in the context of the following news items.
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KZN Wimpy robbed at gunpoint
Pietermaritzburg - A Wimpy cashier was robbed at gunpoint of an undisclosed amount of money in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday. «Independent Online, Jun 15»
2
Bull yak flees at sight of bear, leaving behind cows, calves
The bull has broken loose two other times and earned the nickname "Wimpy" for his last escape. TOP JOBS. 3 From 3form Recruits Talented And Committed . «Salt Lake Tribune, Jun 15»
3
Wimpy Kid Author Hopes To Bring 'Little Bit Of Magic' With Plainville …
PLAINVILLE (CBS) – It's a new chapter for an old building that was an eyesore for years in a small Massachusetts town. It's been transformed into a beautiful ... «CBS Local, May 15»
4
Joe Iconis' Diary of a Wimpy Kid Musical Will Premiere in Minneapolis
Children's Theatre Company (CTC), under the artistic direction of Peter C. Brosius, will celebrate its 50th anniversary season with five premieres, including Diary ... «Playbill.com, Feb 15»
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​"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author's better dream
Talk about an unlikely story: A failed cartoonist writes a book for adults that ends up on the CHILDREN'S best-seller list! Unlikely or not, it's the story our Rita ... «CBS News, Jan 15»
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Vancouver punk legend Brian "Wimpy Roy" Goble dies at 57 after …
Goble took the punk nom de plume Wimpy Roy, Keithley became Joey Shithead, Hannah became Gerry Useless and Montgomery became Dimwit. «Vancouver Sun, Dec 14»
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'Wimpy' author toiled for dreams
The Wimpy Kid series follows the life of Greg Heffley, a slacker whose schemes to win money, popularity and girls usually get him in trouble, but he has ... «Albany Times Union, Nov 14»
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Hey big spender! Brad Pitt splashes out on burger feast at Wimpy in …
They added: "He's a fan of the Wimpy donuts after having them when he was filming World War Z here a few years ago, but sadly there weren't any on Tuesday ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 14»
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Video of baby goat screaming on command after being called 'wimpy'
This baby goat, also known as a kid, defies the cameraman who mocks his first attempt to yell, by belting out a hearty scream. The video, which has close to a ... «Metro, Jun 14»
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'Wimpy Kid' Author to Open Bookstore in Hometown
Jeff Kinney, author of the best-selling children's series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” said Friday morning that he is opening a bookstore in his home town of Plainville, ... «New York Times, May 14»

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