[waw-muhs, wom-uhs]
noun, plural wamuses.
a heavy cardigan jacket, loosely knit and belted.
Also, wammus, wampus. a durable, coarse, outer jacket.

1795–1805, Americanism; < Dutch wammes (compare German Wams vest, undershirt), Middle Dutch wambuis < dialectal Old French wambois < Frankish *wamb- belly (see womb) + French -ois -ese; see gambeson

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