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Gimme

other word formation type relaxed pronunciation, in a form that has been popularized into a new word; abbreviation for "give me"
Short for "give me".
 
The author seemed to in some hurry when the word was being said. In its unabbreviated form the phrase "give me" is somewhat difficult to pronounce, so it eventually transformed into a reduced form "gimme." The word has since been popularized into the mainstream and is frequently used in its written form during Internet text messaging as well as in spoken form during daily conversations.
Etymology : Originates from phonological assimilation of the root "give" into its subsequent syllable "me."
Source : "Gimme some moneh foh teh coffeh" A conversation with a stranger, 10/21/11
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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