Definition of limp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//lɪmp//
; NAmE NAmE//lɪmp//
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[usually singular] a way of walking in which one leg is used less than normal because it is injured or stiff to walk with a slight/pronounced limp The accident had left him with a slight limp. Word Originnoun late Middle English (in the sense ‘fall short of’): related to obsolete limphalt ‘lame’, and probably of Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: limp

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