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guimpe

[gimp, gamp] /gɪmp, gæmp/
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
1840-1850
1840-50; earlier gimp; see gimp1
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  • The organdie guimpe above the waistcoat serves to set the silk off from the throat.
British Dictionary definitions for guimpe

gimp1

/ɡɪmp/
noun
1.
a tapelike trimming of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with wire
Word Origin
C17: probably from Dutch gimp, of unknown origin

guimpe

/ɡɪmp; ɡæmp/
noun
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 gimp1
Word Origin
C19: variant of gimp
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