amper

noun

am·​per
ˈampə(r)
plural -s
1
now dialectal, England : swelling, blotch
2
now dialectal, England : pus, matter

Word History

Etymology

Middle English ampre, from Old English ompre swelling, varicose vein

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of amper was before the 12th century

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“Amper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amper. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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