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late 13c., "men's loose jacket," from Old French jupe, from Arabic jubbah "loose outer garment. As a woman's bodice, from 1810.

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  • Susan was attired in a jupe sweeping and immensely full––to be in style!

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • Mrs. jupe's absences from home were now more frequent than ever.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Matters had reached this pass when the door opened and Mr. jupe came in.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • "I hate to be so sensitive," she thought, and then she began to tell Mrs. jupe what she intended to do.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • The main divisions of lady's gown—every milliner understands what we mean—are the corsage or body, and the jupe or skirt.

  • "jupe," said the man, and then something stirred in John's memory.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • But jupe has never been driven to diet on alligator meat too much of musky flavour.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • jupe, you black rascal, what time did Gipsy ride off this morning?

    Sharing Her Crime May Agnes Fleming
  • She put him out to nurse with the Mrs. jupe you heard of, and that person put him out to somebody else.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • So jupe was kept to it, and became low spirited, but no wiser.

    Ten Girls from Dickens Kate Dickinson Sweetser

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