jupon

jupon

[joo-pon, joo-pon; French zhy-pawn]
noun, plural jupons [joo-ponz, joo-ponz; French zhy-pawn] .
a close-fitting tunic, usually padded and bearing heraldic arms, worn over armor.
Also, gipon.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English jopo(u)n < Middle French jupon, equivalent to Old French jupe a kind of jacket + -on noun suffix

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jupon (ˈʒuːpɒn)
 
n
Also called: gipon a short close-fitting sleeveless padded garment, used in the late 14th and early 15th centuries with armour
 
[C15: from Old French, from Old French jupe; see jumper1]

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