wamus

[waw-muh s, wom-uh s]

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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