- a chemisette or yoke of lace, embroidery, or other material, worn with a dress cut low at the neck.
- 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
Examples from the Web for guimpe
Historical Examples of guimpe
The gathers at the waist are confined by narrow rows of guimpe.
A guimpe of black net perhaps—tucked, would you say, Joan dear!Why Joan?
Eleanor Mercein Kelly
It was a princess, and for evening wear the guimpe had only to be removed.My Actor-Husband
Hemstitchers earn $10 to $14 and a guimpe maker in one shop earned $12.Wage Earning and Education
R. R. Lutz
Whatever she got for that must be made with a guimpe that could be taken out to make it a little more festive for the ball.A Girl Of The Limberlost
Gene Stratton Porter
- a short blouse with sleeves worn under a pinafore dress
- a fill-in for a low-cut dress
- a piece of starched cloth covering the chest and shoulders of a nun's habit
- a variant spelling of gimp 1