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



    BrE BrE//lɪmp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɪmp//
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  1. 1lacking strength or energy His hand went limp and the knife clattered to the ground. She felt limp and exhausted. His arm hung limp at his side.
  2. 2not stiff or firm The hat had become limp and shapeless. Her hair looked limp and lifeless.
  3. Word Originadjective early 18th cent.: of unknown origin; perhaps related to limp (verb), having the basic sense ‘hanging loose’.
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