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wamus

[ waw-muhs, wom-uhs ]
/ ˈwɔ məs, ˈwɒm əs /
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noun, plural wa·mus·es.
a heavy cardigan jacket, loosely knit and belted.
Also wammus, wampus. a durable, coarse, outer jacket.
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Origin of wamus

1795–1805, Americanism;<Dutch wammes (compare German Wams vest, undershirt), Middle Dutch wambuis<dialectal Old French wambois<Frankish *wamb- belly (see womb) + French -ois-ese; see gambeson
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