gipon

[ ji-pon, jip-on ]
/ dʒɪˈpɒn, ˈdʒɪp ɒn /

noun

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Example sentences from the Web for gipon

  • He wore a gipon of fustian, all stained by his habergeon; for he had only just arrived home from a long voyage.

    Chaucer for Children|Mrs. H. R. Haweis

British Dictionary definitions for gipon

gipon
/ (dʒɪˈpɒn, ˈdʒɪpɒn) /

noun

another word for jupon
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