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A native or inhabitant of Barbados.
- ‘In the "eighties" it was a point of honour amongst "Bims" to wear on all and every occasion a high black silk hat.’
- ‘The Bims are friendly people & we did not feel uneasy even late at night in the Towns.’
- ‘Native "Bajans" - even those without slave ancestry - call themselves (or used to call themselves) "bims".’
- ‘The above two matters, which in the eyes of the ruling "Bims" had, throughout long decades of undisturbed security, been placed before and above all possible considerations, gravitated down to their inherent insignificance when Intellect and Worth were destined to fight out the issue.’
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
British Institute of Management.
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