whimp vs wimp : Common Errors in English

About whimp vs wimp

The original and still by far the most common spelling of this common bit of slang meaning “weakling, coward,” is “wimp.” If you use the much less common “whimp” instead people may regard you as a little wimpy.

wimp Meaning(s)

  • (n) a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
  • (n) a hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation; postulated as a constituent of the dark matter of the universe

wimp in News

  • Legislators look out for themselves

    Here our leaders were with opportunity knocking and they end up lining their own pockets with more cash and wimp out on a slim chance to move Wisconsin into a leading technology position.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: OnMilwaukee.com

Lightning fast vocabulary building for SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT and CAT