Definition of gamp in English:


Syllabification: gamp
Pronunciation: /ɡamp


British informal , dated
An umbrella, especially a large unwieldy one.
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  • When the rain began to come down in buckets I thought I had better invest in a gamp, but was deterred by the thought that I already had two lying about somewhere at home and one in my office here.


mid 19th century: named after Mrs. Gamp, in Charles Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit, who carried such an umbrella.

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