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WIMP

1. Computing windows, icons, menus (or mice), pointers: denoting a type of user-friendly screen display used on small computers
2. Physics weakly interacting massive particle

WIMP

Abbrev. for weakly interacting massive particle. A hypothetical elementary particle that is a candidate for dark matter. It is a stable neutral particle, somewhat heavier than the neutron, that interacts only weakly with ordinary matter. Theory indicates that sufficient WIMPS could have formed in the early Universe to account for the high proportion of dark matter.

WIMP

[wimp]

WIMP

(operating system)
Windows, Icons, Menus and Pointers (or maybe Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pull-down menus).

The style of graphical user interface invented at Xerox PARC, popularised by the Apple Macintosh and now available in other varieties such as the X Window System, OSF/Motif, NeWS, RISC OS and Microsoft Windows.

See menuitis, user-obsequious, window system.
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Andrew's doctor father (Nicholas Farrell) stormed round in his Volvo and wimpishly banned the raven-haired beauty from seeing his son.
His mother can treat his mistress as a non-person and he'll do little about the slight, as he has consistently and wimpishly shown.
They want people to fall into line, behave decorously, even wimpishly, to "do" things in the time-honoured manner, even if they have HRH in their title.