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Webster 1913 Edition


Limmer

Lim′mer

(lĭm′mẽr)
,
Adj.
Limber.
[Obs.]
Holland.

Lim′mer

,
Noun.
[F.
limier
. See
Leamer
.]
1.
A limehound; a leamer.
2.
(Zool.)
A mongrel, as a cross between the mastiff and hound.
3.
A low, base fellow; also, a prostitute.
[Scot.]
Thieves,
limmers
, and broken men of the Highlands.
Sir W. Scott.
4.
(Naut.)
A man rope at the side of a ladder.

Webster 1828 Edition


Limmer

LIM'MER

, n.
1.
A limehound; a mongrel.
2.
A dog engendered between a hound and a mastiff.
3.
A thill or shaft. [Local. See Limber.]
4.
A thill-horse. [Local.]

Definition 2022


limmer

limmer

English

Noun

limmer (plural limmers)

  1. (Scotland) A rogue; a low, base fellow.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      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 2

Adjective

limmer (comparative more limmer, superlative most limmer)

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