[gimp, gamp]
  1. a chemisette or yoke of lace, embroidery, or other material, worn with a dress cut low at the neck.
  2. gimp1.
  3. a part of the habit of nuns of certain orders, consisting of a wide, stiffly starched cloth that covers the neck and shoulders.

Origin of guimpe

1840–50; earlier gimp; see gimp1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for guimpe


  1. a short blouse with sleeves worn under a pinafore dress
  2. a fill-in for a low-cut dress
  3. a piece of starched cloth covering the chest and shoulders of a nun's habit
  4. a variant spelling of gimp 1

Word Origin for guimpe

C19: variant of gimp
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