guimpe

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noun \ˈgamp, ˈgimp\

Definition of guimpe

  1. 1 :  a blouse worn under a jumper or pinafore

  2. 2 :  a wide cloth used by some nuns to cover the neck and shoulders

  3. 3 [by alteration] :  1gimp

Origin and Etymology of guimpe

French, from Old French guimple, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English wimpel wimple


First Known Use: 1831


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