barmskin

noun
barm·​skin | \ ˈbärmzˌkin, -mˌsk- \
plural -s

Definition of barmskin

dialectal, British
: a leather apron

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History and Etymology for barmskin

Middle English barm-skin, from barm bosom, lap (from Old English bearm) + skin; akin to Old High German barm bosom, Old Norse barmr, Gothic barms, Old English beran to bear

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“Barmskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barmskin. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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