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gimpy

1. Describing one who walks with a limp or has some injury that inhibits their walking. Potentially offensive, especially when referring to someone with a disability. You're looking a little gimpy today—did you hurt your knee again?
2. Describing a body part, typically a leg, that is injured or otherwise affected in such a way as to cause one to limp or inhibit one's walking. Hey, slow down—I can't walk that fast with my gimpy leg!

gimpy

(ˈgɪmpi)
1. mod. crippled; lame. I got a gimpy leg. I’ll catch up in a minute.
2. n. a police officer. (Also a rude term of address. A pun on lame, an inept person.) Here comes gimpy, swinging his stick.
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Each of the three cases we have discussed here--My Gimpy Life, Easy Chirp 2 and Google Glass accessibility--represents an innovative approach to disability and media that is premised upon and supported by participatory culture.
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A needle in the spine, the gimpy stretcher-bearer we called John the Barber searching for the ankle bone as he cut our plaster casts away, measuring his prowess by the screams his pliers evinced.
The Propaganda Minister's gimpy moments walking or dancing are sometimes amusing, and yet his club foot also serves to increase the sense of menace surrounding him.
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