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Pimp

In feudal England, a type of tenure by which a tenant was permitted to use real property that belonged to a lord in exchange for the performance of some service, such as providing young women for the use and pleasure of the lord.

An individual who, for a fee, supplies another individual with a prostitute for sexual purposes. To pander, or cater to the sexual desires of others in exchange for money.

Cross-references

Prostitution.

pimp

n. a person who procures a prostitute for customers or vice versa, sharing the profits of the woman's activities. Supposedly he provides protection for the prostitutes, but quite often he will threaten, brutalize, rape, cheat and induce drug addiction of his women. A pimp commits the crime of pandering. (See: prostitution, pander, panderer)

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In prison, Beck not only studied pimping and criminality but also read widely, creating an eclectic foundation for his later books, which blend explicit, unflinching pulp tales with a militant skepticism of white capitalism.
Extensive evidence shows the catastrophic effects of legalizing or decriminalizing pimping and brothels, demonstrated in Germany and the Netherlands, for example.
Definitions of pimping typically include the following:
The report said that Strauss-Kahn was originally under investigation for 'aggravated pimping as part of an organised gang' and is now facing the slightly less serious charge of 'aggravated pimping as part of a group,' along with 12 others.
The boys face a maximum seven-year jail term for pimping.
2000); the underclass (Morris, 2002); urban space (Baker, 2006); sexuality (Brison, 2001); prostitution and pimping (Van Brunschot et al.
For example a child may be taken in a car by an adult male from Huddersfield to Manchester or Bradford to London or Thornton Lodge to Birkby for the expressed purpose of pimping that child.
A FURTHER two men were yesterday remanded in custody in Paphos suspected of involvement in a case of pimping.
As no less authority than author and car culture critic Tom Wolfe put it: ``It's not worth pimping out a car unless it has something a little tacky.
It's not so different from what's already out there in the entertainment media in America," he adds, noting that rappers have lyrics about "sipping on 40s, pimping hoes, smoking the chronics, slinging crack rocks, and wicked jump shots.
I'm pretty good at pimping myself but that's about it.
The Mack was a 1973 film starring Max Julien as Goldie, a recently released convict who enters the highly lucrative pimping business on the mean streets of Oakland.