gamp

noun \ˈgamp\

Definition of gamp

plural

-s

British

  1. :  a large umbrella halfway to the station my gamp blew inside out — Sydney (Australia) Bulletin; often :  one that is untidily or loosely tied up if you carry an umbrella use it tightly rolled and never as a gamp — S. D. Barney

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Origin and Etymology of gamp

after Sarah Gamp, nurse with a large cotton umbrella in Charles Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit (1843–44)


First Known Use: 1855


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