guimpe

noun
\ ˈgamp How to pronounce guimpe (audio) , ˈgimp How to pronounce guimpe (audio) \

Definition of guimpe

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

First Known Use of guimpe

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for guimpe

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

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“Guimpe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guimpe. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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