Slang of the Day : (25 sep 2017)

Pimp (2) | pimp out:


Meaning: to customize or renovate something; to make something flashier or more appealing

For example:

  • 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 slang term is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.