A Zimbao or Zim for short is a slang/derogatory term for a person of Southeast Asian descent. Usually used to describe a Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong, or Laotian male.
Zimbao generally refers to the younger generation found in heavily populated areas of Southern California, mostly within the South East San Diego, Mira Mesa, and Linda Vista area.
Zimbaos can usually be found driving a variety of Honda products, though there is a particular fondness for Integras and Civics. The universal mating call for a Zim is the announcement that they have "tha Honda wit da NOS an' da B "sikteen" mota"
Zims will rarely fight one on one, especially when fighting either a mee chung (sp?) or a mee dang (sp?). 10 on 1 is considered to be a fair fight within the Zimbao community, and will usually result in multiple screwdriver stab wounds sustained by the victim.
Most Zims are peaceful, and prefer to perform the standard squat and smoke a cigarette pose that Zims are so well known for. However certain circles of Zimbaos (mostly Cambodians and Laotians) are well known for their abilities to break into cars and steal stereos. While their skills are generally not as finely honed as professional car thieves, they have left their mark on many a car in the San Diego area. They are also well known for stealing anything of JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) origin for their own cars. Unfortunately their automotive skills generally keep them from ...