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Definition of "gamp" [gamp]

  • Chiefly British A large baggy umbrella. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gamp" in a sentence
  • "The carriages were inside, and as the first wagon followed with its wailing occupants-all but Aphrodite, who was thrashing the tail-board with the remains of her gamp, in a fine berserk fury still-I hurried through the gates."
  • "A fellow dived on him, grabbing his wrist, the squawking woman was belabouring me with her gamp, Joe was hurling his attacker aside ... but by that time I was going through the dining section like Springheeled Jack, sending a table flying as I plunged through the kitchen door."
  • "The moment, however, a step on the stair was heard, he snatched up hat and gamp, and in two-twos was outside the door of the flat."