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    #1

    what does "gimme'' mean?

    Americans often use some words n there movies or song, that i can not understand at all; So please can you give the meaning of this word? Gimme, and if you know ny others tell me please! thanksss

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    #2

    Re: what does "gimme'' mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by julianna View Post
    Amricans often use some strange words ,such as "gimme; wanna, gonna''...
    so, i want to know what does "gimme'' mean? please, and if you know bout some other words tell me please
    thankx
    gimme means "give me".


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    #3

    Re: what does "gimme'' mean?

    Give me

    Wanna = want to
    Gonna = Going to

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    #4

    Re: what does "gimme'' mean?

    01. Watcha = What (do) you
    02. Cudja = Could you
    03. Gimme = Give me
    04. Ain't = Am/Is/are/have/has not
    05. Wanna = Want to
    06. Gonna = Going to
    07. Gotta = Got to
    08. I dunno = I do not know
    09. What y'up to = what are you up to
    10. Where y'off to = Where are you off to
    11. Gotcha = I (have) got you
    12. Lemme go = Let me go
    13. Kinda/sorta = kind/sort of
    14. 'tis/'tisn't/'twas/'till = It is/It is not/It was/It will
    15. Let's/'n/'em/ya = Let us/and/them/you
    16. Shoulda/Coulda = Should/Could + have
    17. Shouldna/shouldn't've/Should've = Should not have/idem/Should have
    18. Woulda/Mighta/Musta = Would/Might/Must + have

    The list goes on...

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    Re: what does "gimme'' mean?

    The thing about 'gimme' (="give me") is that it often used as a noun, especially in sports commentaries. Here's a possible explanation.

    A child who wants something but doesn't have the language to 'dress' up the request in socially acceptable indirection, will just point and say 'gimme'. It doesn't take a growing child long to learn that this isn't an infallible strategy! But for a time, the child thinks that 'gimme' is a simple way of getting something they want.

    Sports commentators often say that a certain or sure or easy job is 'a gimme'. It's possible that if you've heard 'gimme' in a song lyric, it's an extension of this usage.

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    #6

    Re: what does "gimme'' mean?

    Precisely...

    Check this out--- Gimme More... Britney Spears..

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    #7

    Re: what does "gimme'' mean?

    Afterthought. I think I can be a bit more specific than just 'sports commentators' (originally, that is - "a gimme" is much more widely used now). I think the root was strokeplay golf (that's the sort where players win hole by hole, rather than adding up their total as they go - 'matchplay').

    When a player's ball was near enough to the hole, he would say 'Will you give me that?" Hence a near-enough certainty became known as a gimme.

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