People who engage in BDSM (bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism) activities frequently dress in gimp costumes. It comprises of a form-fitting leather or rubber garment with openings for the mouth, eyes, and occasionally the genitalia. Other BDSM accoutrements, like as shackles, collars, and whips, are frequently worn in addition to the costume.
Although the name "Gimp Suit"'s roots are somewhat obscure, it is widely accepted that they date back to the early 20th century. Some people think it derives from the term "gamine," which refers to a frisky, naughty girl. Others think it derives from the term "gimp," a braided trim style that was common in the 1920s and 1930s.
Regardless of where the word "gimp" came from, it has come to be linked with BDSM and fetish acts, especially those that involve bondage and submission. It frequently describes a subordinate spouse who is held down and ruled by their dominating partner. The phrase can also be used to describe donning a gimp suit or doing BDSM tasks while doing so.