: a blouse worn under a jumper or pinafore
: a wide cloth used by some nuns to cover the neck and shoulders
[by alteration] : gimp entry 1

Word History


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

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of guimpe was in 1831

Dictionary Entries Near guimpe

Cite this Entry

“Guimpe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guimpe. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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