Steve was sparkling with the vim and vigor of a much younger man. He had the biting wit of a more learned man. He had everything, it seemed, but the ability to get an erection.


  1. Ready with great energy or spirit.
  2. Filled with vitality and vigor.


energy, go, pep, pizzazz, verve, zest


  • /vɪm/


Modern Americanism, possibly from Latinvim, accusative ofvīs.

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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Vim.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “vim”, accessed February 29, 2024,

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Vim. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from

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