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[joo-pon, joo-pon; French zhy-pawn] /ˈdʒu pɒn, dʒuˈpɒn; French ʒüˈpɔ̃/
noun, plural jupons
[joo-ponz, joo-ponz; French zhy-pawn] /ˈdʒu pɒnz, dʒuˈpɒnz; French ʒüˈpɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
a close-fitting tunic, usually padded and bearing heraldic arms, worn over armor.
Also, gipon.
Origin of jupon
1350-1400; Middle English jopo(u)n < Middle French jupon, equivalent to Old French jupe a kind of jacket + -on noun suffix Unabridged
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a short close-fitting sleeveless padded garment, used in the late 14th and early 15th centuries with armour Also called gipon
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C15: from Old French, from Old French jupe; see jumper1
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