Definition of gymslip in English:

Share this entry

gymslip

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɪmslɪp/

noun

British
A sleeveless belted tunic reaching from the shoulder to the knee, formerly worn by schoolgirls.
Example sentences
  • Miss Hopper was wearing her original gymslip and sash from her school in Askrigg, and had borrowed a matching blazer.
  • Her gymslip was neatly pleated over a well-developed bosom, which again was not the case with me.
  • In those days, the young students didn't wear nylon tracksuits and trainers, but gymslips and plimsolls.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: gym|slip

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.