guimpe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n guimpe a short blouse with sleeves that is worn under a jumper or pinafore dress
    • n guimpe a piece of starched cloth covering the shoulders of a nun's habit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Guimpe A kind of short blouse or chemisette, worn under a low-necked dress such as a jumper or pinafore.
    • Guimpe a piece of starched cloth covering the shoulders of a nun's habit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n guimpe A chemisette worn with a low or square-necked dress.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See 2d Gimp

Usage

In literature:

One caught a glimpse of a black guimpe, and a form that was barely defined, covered with a black shroud.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Hemstitchers earn $10 to $14 and a guimpe maker in one shop earned $12.
"Wage Earning and Education" by R. R. Lutz
The lady has a coif, cuff, and belt of short pieces of silver and gold guimp arranged like a plait.
"English Embroidered Bookbindings" by Cyril James Humphries Davenport
It may be worn with a white guimpe as a change from the blue silk one that goes with it.
"Mary's Rainbow" by Mary Edward Feehan
I am so poverty-stricken now I wash my own pocket-handkerchiefs, guimpes, and blouses!
"A War-time Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes" by Harriet Julia Jephson
It was a princess, and for evening wear the guimpe had only to be removed.
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
Go to Kate and let her fit your new guimpe.
"In the Onyx Lobby" by Carolyn Wells
The design is outlined in silver cord, and the raised portions are worked with silver guimp.
"Royal English Bookbindings" by Cyril Davenport
The bodice opened on a net guimpe thickly embroidered with white beads.
"A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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