wamus

noun

wa·​mus
variants or wammus
ˈwȯməs,
ˈwäm-
or warmus
ˈwȯrm-
plural -es
dialectal
: a warm work jacket made usually in a belted cardigan style and of sturdy knitted or woven fabric

Word History

Etymology

Dutch wambuis, wammes, from Middle Dutch wambeis, from Old French wambeisun, augmentative of wambeis, gambais doublet, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German wamba belly

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“Wamus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wamus. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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