pimp (2) | pimp out
Meaning: to customize or renovate something; to make something flashier or more appealing
- Hey, check it out! Jay's pimped his car. Let's get him to take us for a ride.
- I'm gonna pimp out my room in college. I'll get a coupla lamps and some pix and some other stuff to make it look cool.
Origin: This new meaning of the verb "to pimp" first appeared as part of black American slang in the eighties and nineties, and then became more widely-known after its use in MTV's car-detailing show "Pimp My Ride".
Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If Bobby's going to pimp his car, he's going to
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Contributor: Matt Errey