noun British Informal.
Origin of gamp
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Martin Chuzzlewit, the Dickens novel in which Mrs. Gamp appears, is not my favorite of his books by any means.
Mrs. Gamp says that if it hadn't been for you, I should have snuffed out.The Honour of the Clintons|Archibald Marshall
But our road, as Mrs. Gamp philosophically remarks, being born in a vale, must take the consequences of such a situation.Surrey|A.R. Hope Moncrieff
The umbrella-net, when in its case, looks very like the familiar "gamp."The Butterflies of the British Isles|Richard South
Indeed there were some persons as sceptical of his existence as Mrs. Gamp was of his female namesake.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England, Vol. I (of 4).--1841-1857|Charles L. Graves
It also added the immortal figure of Mrs. Gamp (not unattended by any means) to the glorious list of his comic creations.A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)|George Saintsbury