querpo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish cuerpo

Noun[edit]

querpo (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The inner or body garments; underwear.
    • 1647, Beaumont and Fletcher, Loves Cure:
      Boy: my Cloake, and Rapier; it fits not a Gentleman of my ranck, to walke the streets in Querpo.
    • 1681, John Dryden, The Spanish fryar
      I would fain see him walk in querpo, like a cased rabbet, without his holy furr upon his back, that the world may once behold the inside of a fryar.