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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
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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
  • Matters had reached this pass when the door opened and Mr. jupe came in.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Then she found that Mrs. jupe had let it out to somebody else.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • At the corner of the lane Mr. jupe was waiting for him to beg his pardon and to ask his advice.

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  • Susan was attired in a jupe sweeping and immensely full––to be in style!

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • How can he protect poor jupe, his own freedom—his life—equally imperilled?

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid

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