noun ju·pon

Definition of jupon



  1. :  a tight-fitting garment like a shirt often padded and quilted and worn under medieval armor; also :  a late medieval jacket similar to the surcoat

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Origin and Etymology of jupon

Middle English iopoun, iupone, iopon, from Middle French jupon, from Old French jupe

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a trip made at another's expense

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