gamp

noun
\ ˈgamp \
plural -s

Definition of gamp

British
: a large umbrella halfway to the station my gamp blew inside outSydney (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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First Known Use of gamp

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gamp

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

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“Gamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gamp. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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