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gamp

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Pronunciation: /ɡamp
 
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Definition of gamp in English:

noun

British 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.

Origin

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

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