Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A close-fitting sleeveless jacket, descending below the hips, worn over armour.
  • n. A petticoat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sleeveless jacket worn over the armor in the 14th century. It fitted closely, and descended below the hips.
  • n. A petticoat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A garment worn by men in the fourteenth and early part of the fifteenth century.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These gave place, about the middle of the fourteenth century, to a tight-fitting TWELFTH TO THE SIXTEENTH CENTURIES 5 sleeveless garment called a jupon, which covered the body to about mid-thigh.

    Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity [microform]

  • He was clad in silk and velvet, with the royal lions of Aquilonia worked in gold upon his rich jupon, and the crown of Aquilonia shone on his square-cut black mane; but the great sword at his side seemed more natural to him than the regal accoutrements.

    The Facts About Conan

  • Under his silken jupon with its gilt-braided skirts and jagged sleeves, glimmered burnished steel.

    Wings in the Night

  • To have hinted that the jupon, camisole, and curl-papers were odious objects, or indeed other than quite meritorious points, would have been a felony.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • And as to the camisole and jupon, I am not quite sure about them either.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • If a girl out of your mill chances to come into the kitchen and find me in my jupon and camisole preparing dinner (for you know I cannot trust Sarah to cook a single dish), she sneers.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • He surreptitiously felt of a scar beneath his jupon, and remembered ravens that cawed on the trail of a fugitive; remembered the body of his squire, Arideus, brought back from the border mountains horribly mangled, by a great gray wolf, his terrified soldiers said.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • He was clad in silk and velvet, with the royal lions of Aquilonia worked in gold upon his rich jupon, and the crown of Aquilonia shone on his square-cut black mane; but the great sword at his side seemed more natural to him than the regal accouterments.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • Servius drew his fur-trimmed jupon closer about him, and shivered in spite of the flame.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • A page in jagged silken jupon and hose came forward inquiringly.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

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