am·​per | \ ˈampə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of amper

1 now dialectal, England : swelling, blotch
2 now dialectal, England : pus, matter

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First Known Use of amper

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

History and Etymology for amper

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

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“Amper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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