v. the act of using a child, family member, friend, or other person who is suffering in order to gain attention for yourself. normally used in a social networking environment to prompt comments of sympathy.
did you see cori's facebook status? she was really sympathy pimping her kid out.
"my baby is still not feeling well, he's so uncomfortable and looks so miserable, and now my poor hubby is home from work with a terrible migraine. he's downstairs asleep. my boys need to get well soon!"