One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting the soft or dim light characteristic of twilight or dusk.‘the dimpsy light of early evening’‘they were driving home across Bodmin Moor and the light was dimpsy’‘I hate cycling in this dimpsy half light’
nounmass nounSW English
Twilight or dusk.‘at dimpsy, she heard the blackbirds scolding the wood owls’
Late 17th century (as noun): originally as dimps, perhaps from dim.
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