noun British Informal.

an umbrella.

Origin of gamp

1860–65; after the umbrella of Mrs. Sarah Gamp in Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for gamp

canopy, sunshade, brolly, bumbershoot

Examples from the Web for gamp

Contemporary Examples of gamp

  • Martin Chuzzlewit, the Dickens novel in which Mrs. Gamp appears, is not my favorite of his books by any means.

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    February 23, 2014

Historical Examples of gamp

British Dictionary definitions for gamp



British informal an umbrella

Word Origin for gamp

C19: after Mrs Sarah Gamp, a nurse in Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit, who carried a faded cotton umbrella
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