Definition of gamp in English:
nounBritish informal , dated
An umbrella, especially a large unwieldy one: he stuck his gamp in the hallstand
More 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.
Definition of gamp in:
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