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gamp Explained

gamp at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[gæmp]

Gamp at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Gamp \Gamp\, n.
A large umbrella; -- said to allude to Mrs. Gamp's umbrella,
in Dickens's ``Martin Chuzzlewit.''

gamp at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

gamp
n : colloquial terms for an umbrella [syn: {brolly}]

gamp at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

After Mrs Sarah Gamp, a character who carried a large umbrella in Inter: w » Charles Dickens's Inter: w » Martin Chuzzlewit.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ɡamp/
  • Inter: rhymes » æmp

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: UK » dated An umbrella.
    1. 1983, Inter: w » Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1111:
    2. : In his hand he waved – an appropriate symbol of disapprobation – his London gamp meticulously rolled.


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    Norwegian

    Etymology

    Related to Inter: etyl » nn|no Inter: term » lang=nn|gimpe||twist the upper body

    Noun

    Inter: no-noun » g=m
  • (work) horse
    1. old horse

      Inflection

      Inter: no-noun-infl » nb-class=m1|nn-class=m1

      References

      * Inter: R:Dokumentasjonsprosjekte » t

  • Inter: R:Ordnet » t

  • Category: Category:no:Horses -
    Translation: et » gamp
    Translation: vi » gamp
    Translation: zh » gamp