wamus

[ waw-muhs, wom-uhs ]
/ ˈwɔ məs, ˈwɒm əs /

noun, plural wa·mus·es.

a heavy cardigan jacket, loosely knit and belted.
Also wammus, wampus. a durable, coarse, outer jacket.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for wamus