Late Middle English (denoting brightness): perhaps an abbreviation of glimmer. The current sense dates from the late 17th century.
Words that rhyme with glimbedim, brim, crim, dim, grim, Grimm, gym, him, hymn, Jim, Kim, limb, limn, nim, prim, scrim, shim, Sim, skim, slim, swim, Tim, trim, vim, whim
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