guimpe


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guimpe

 (gămp, gĭmp)
n.
1. A blouse worn under a jumper.
2. A yoke insert for a low-necked dress.
3. A starched cloth covering the neck and shoulders as part of a nun's habit.
4. See gimp1.

[French, from Old French guimple, from Old High German wimpal; see weip- in Indo-European roots.]

guimpe

(ɡɪmp; ɡæmp)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a short blouse with sleeves worn under a pinafore dress
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a fill-in for a low-cut dress
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a piece of starched cloth covering the chest and shoulders of a nun's habit
4. (Textiles) a variant spelling of gimp1
[C19: variant of gimp]

guimpe

(gɪmp, gæmp)

n.
1. a chemisette or yoke of lace, net, or the like for filling in the neckline of a low-cut dress.
2. a short blouse, usu. with sleeves, worn under a jumper or pinafore.
3. a wide, stiffly starched cloth covering the neck and shoulders, worn as part of the habit by certain orders of nuns.
[1840–50; see gimp1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guimpe - a piece of starched cloth covering the shoulders of a nun's habit
nun's habit - a long loose habit worn by nuns in a convent
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
2.guimpe - a short blouse with sleeves that is worn under a jumper or pinafore dress
blouse - a top worn by women
References in classic literature ?
That is true," said la Montmichel; "what makes you run about the streets thus, without guimpe or ruff?
Alors, a la findes temps, << l'Acadie a la guimpe blanche franchira les portes de la Jerusalem celeste portant haut la banniere de l'Assomption.
La vie heroique de Marguerite Bourgeoys, 1620-1700, de Troyes a Montreal : sans voile, sans guimpe.