guimpe

[gimp, gamp]
noun
1.
a chemisette or yoke of lace, embroidery, or other material, worn with a dress cut low at the neck.
2.
gimp1.
3.
a part of the habit of nuns of certain orders, consisting of a wide, stiffly starched cloth that covers the neck and shoulders.

Origin:
1840–50; earlier gimp; see gimp1

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gimp or guimpe1 (ɡɪmp)
 
n
a tapelike trimming of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with wire
 
[C17: probably from Dutch gimp, of unknown origin]
 
guimpe or guimpe1
 
n
 
[C17: probably from Dutch gimp, of unknown origin]

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

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The organdie guimpe above the waistcoat serves to set the silk off from the throat.
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