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Simp is a person who puts themself in a submissive position under another person in hopes of winning him over by never saying "no" to that person, without the other person bringing anything to the table. A simp that puts too much value on another person because of their looks or for no reason at all. A simp prides themself with "chivalry" in hopes of getting sexual gratification. Furthermore, a simp is known to be anxious, kind, quiet, submissive, handsome, vulnerable, agreeable and compassionate, but also oversensitive, clingy, indecisive, selfish and foolish. In other words, a simp likely has a dependent personality disorder, which is a psychiatric disorder.


The word "simp" (which is an abbreviation for 'simpleton' or 'fool') has been around since the 20th century and was used in Hip-Hop culture for years. The meaning has been altered since the song "Sipping' On Some Syrup" by Three Six Mafia came out in the year 2000. Its opening line being "I’m trill working the wheel, a pimp, not a simp. Keep the dope friends higher than the Goodyear Blimp." A simp is the opposite of a pimp.

More recently, rapper Megan Thee Stallion uses simp in the same way in her hit song Cash Shit; "Bitch, I do pimp shit, huh. Ho, you on simp shit, ayy." According to Know Your Meme, the earliest known definition was added to Urban Dictionary on January 20th, 2005:

"A guy who tags along with hot girls because he thinks it will get him laid."


Commonly, a simp tends to end up in codependent relationships with dramatic or narcissistic partners in fear of abandonment and refusing to take care of one's self. This hurts the simp's future children, being the scapegoats in the household, the most, since the children will get constantly abused at the hands of the authoritarian parent and a simp will continue to encourage this dramatic behavior of his spouse without protecting the children from the abuser. Furthermore, the abusive partner doesn't get punished at all for being harmful to the children. Therefore, this makes the simp just as guilty as his abusive partner and the general public looks down on them for creating a dysfunctional family.

Creation of the Simp[]

Based on research, a simp was nurtured or raised by overprotective or authoritarian parents. A simp is the way he is, because he was sheltered for so long from the outside world, his choices were always made by his parents without having his own opinion to decide for himself and he was even heavily criticized for doing a certain task incorrectly.