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gamp Syllabification: gamp

Definition of gamp in English:


British informal, dated
An umbrella, especially a large unwieldy one.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with gamp

amp, camp, champ, clamp, cramp, damp, encamp, lamp, ramp, samp, scamp, stamp, tamp, tramp, vamp
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