plural -s
dialectal, British
: a leather apron

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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