Definition of gimmer in English:

gimmer

Line breaks: gim¦mer
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪmə
 
/

noun

Scottish & Northern English
A ewe between its first and second shearing.
More example sentences
  • However, in the end we managed to sell nearly 800 gimmers and 250 ewes which helped a little.
  • It is not really the time of year yet for mules, and this was the only poor demand of the day with gimmers making up to £40.50 and ewes up to £38.00.
  • Another member of a well-known farming family, Mr Richardson, took first prize for a half bred shearling gimmer again at Kendal Show in 1909.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old Norse gymbr, of unknown ultimate origin.

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