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Etymology 1Edit

Origin uncertain; perhaps from limb, or French limier; see leamer.


limmer (plural limmers)

  1. (Scotland) A rogue; a low, base fellow.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir Walter Scott and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Thieves, limmers, and broken men of the Highlands.
  2. A promiscuous woman.
    • 1994, Jeanette Winterson, Art and Lies:
      Doll Sneerpiece was not a scholar but fond of gentlemen, although to dub her a limmer, would have been to do her a wrong.
  3. A limehound; a leamer.
  4. A mongrel, such as a cross between the mastiff and hound.
  5. (nautical) A manrope at the side of a ladder.

Etymology 2Edit


limmer (comparative more limmer, superlative most limmer)

  1. limber
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)