What is pimping?

  1. No, not the prostitute business. I see threads about "lets get a pimping thread". Is it basically just trivia questions related to nursing or what?
  2. Visit Nolander profile page

    About Nolander

    Joined: Nov '11; Posts: 124; Likes: 26
    from US


  3. by   Meriwhen
    Sex industry aside, to pimp something online often means to promote/advertise it.

    So a pimping thread would be a thread devoted to promoting or advertising something, such as a blog/forum/book/website/business/etc.

    Hope this helps.
  4. by   Stephalump
    Also, yes, pimping is asking each other questions.
  5. by   annietart
    Pimping is when you get asked a ton of questions by an instructor/nurse/physician/NP/whoever to test your knowledge and to show you know what the hell you're talking about/performing.

    When I did my surgery observation I got pimped by the surgeon about cardiothoracic anatomy and by the nurse on cardiac medications
  6. by   NP Sam
    So many definitions for pimping. Could mean you are an employer of *ahem* or that something/someone is really cool. If this were the advertising/promoting type... 50 shades of grey anyone? . Just kidding.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Pimping in the medical word is being quizzed by a superior. As in when I call an MD re: an issue that he/she thinks I should know about: they ask me questions ad nauseum to get me to think of the answer myself or come up with a plan on my own.

    Very medical related.