Believe it or not--and I'm totally serious about this--the word "pimp" is used by medical students to describe something their so-called instructors/ mentors/ attending physicians routinely do to them: namely humiliate the student by publicly quizzing him or her on medical facts, usually trivial ones, with the goal of demonstrating the instructor's own magnificent knowledge. Etymology unknown.
That fucker chief resident pimped us for a half-hour on multiple endocrine neoplasia, the most irrelevant zebra on earth, with a big shit eating grin on his face, even though he's a clumsy surgeon who I once saw stitch through the adventitia of the renal artery. Dumb-ass.
by redhen October 31, 2006