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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?
Le blanc empese des cornettes et des guimpes, l'etoffe noire, mate, des robes, les mains pales et les visages defaits.