gamp

[gamp]

noun British Informal.

an umbrella.

Nearby words

  1. gamopetalous,
  2. gamophyllous,
  3. gamosepalous,
  4. gamow,
  5. gamow, george,
  6. gams,
  7. gamut,
  8. gamy,
  9. gan,
  10. ganache

Origin of gamp

1860–65; after the umbrella of Mrs. Sarah Gamp in Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit

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British Dictionary definitions for gamp

gamp

noun

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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