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jupe

n.

late 13c., "men's loose jacket," from Old French jupe, from Arabic jubbah "loose outer garment. As a woman's bodice, from 1810.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for jupe

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  • "I hate to be so sensitive," she thought, and then she began to tell Mrs. Jupe what she intended to do.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Mrs. Jupe's absences from home were now more frequent than ever.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • There was her child—had she never even seen it since she parted with it to Mrs. Jupe?

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • "Jupe," said the man, and then something stirred in John's memory.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Mrs. Jupe listened attentively and seemed to be asking herself who had sent him.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine


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