Sunday, December 11, 2011

@ "Pimp my ride, Xzibit!"

Do you know the American program MTV Tuning presented by the rap singer Xzibit? I'm sure you do but, when the program starts the song says an expression that sounds a little bit "weird".

1. What "pimp" means? 2. A "pimp" was, and still is, an individual who manages prostitutes. Back in the 1970's they were known to dress in very extravagant clothes such as large fancy hats with feathers and bright and colorful clothes.

The word 'pimp' is now used to describe someone or something that is dressed up to excess. In the case of the TV show, the cars are extravagantly dressed up from the original junkers they were. You could also say a person is "pimped out" because they are dressed up in all their finest clothes.

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