gamp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After Mrs Sarah Gamp, a character who carried a large umbrella in Charles Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gamp (plural gamps)

  1. (Britain, dated) An umbrella.
    • 1900, A. W. Pullin, Talks with old English cricketers (page 169)
      It was the last day of the match, and owing to rain it was really unfit to play, but the promoters insisted upon our doing so, to satisfy the spectators, who stood round the ground with their umbrellas up. [] One gentleman sat with his gamp up on some rails near the railway.
    • 1983, Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1111:
      In his hand he waved – an appropriate symbol of disapprobation – his London gamp meticulously rolled.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Norwegian Nynorsk gimpe (twist the upper body)

Noun[edit]

gamp m (definite singular gampen, indefinite plural gamper, definite plural gampene)

  1. (work) horse
  2. old horse, nag
    • 2017, "Sangen om den siste drage - bok 4" by Anne Olga Vea, Lulu.com →ISBN [1]
      De hadde vært på den andre siden og prøvde å planlegge den videre fremrykningen da to av Haneks ryttere raste inn i leiren, mellom dem red en yngre kar på en temmelig møllspist gammel gamp og ham bar på en slags kasse.
      They had been on the other side and tried planning the further advance when two of Hanek's riders rushed into the camp, between them a younger man rode a rather moth-eaten old nag, carrying a type of case.

References[edit]

  • “gamp” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • gamp” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to gimpe (twist the upper body)

Noun[edit]

gamp m (definite singular gampen, indefinite plural gampar, definite plural gampane)

  1. (work) horse
  2. old horse, nag

References[edit]