Meaning of GAMP in English


ˈgamp noun

( -s )

Etymology: after Sarah Gamp, nurse with a large cotton umbrella in Charles Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-44)

Britain : a large umbrella

halfway to the station my gamp blew inside out — Sydney (Australia) Bulletin

often : one that is untidily or loosely tied up

if you carry an umbrella use it tightly rolled and never as a gamp — S.D.Barney

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