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noun British Informal.
  1. an umbrella.
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Origin of gamp

1860–65; after the umbrella of Mrs. Sarah Gamp in Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit
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canopy, sunshade, brolly, gamp, bumbershoot

British Dictionary definitions for gamps


  1. British informal an umbrella
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Word Origin

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