[ waw-muhs, wom-uhs ]

noun,plural wa·mus·es.
  1. a heavy cardigan jacket, loosely knit and belted.

  2. Also wammus, wampus. a durable, coarse, outer jacket.

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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