Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment worn by men in the fourteenth and early part of the fifteenth century. Especially— A jacket of heavy material, sometimes stuffed and quilted to serve as a coat of fence, and often worn under the iron armor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A sleeveless jacket worn over the armor in the 14th century. It fitted closely, and descended below the hips.
- n. A petticoat.
- French (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“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.”
“Under his silken jupon with its gilt-braided skirts and jagged sleeves, glimmered burnished steel.”
“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.”
“And as to the camisole and jupon, I am not quite sure about them either.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Servius drew his fur-trimmed jupon closer about him, and shivered in spite of the flame.”
“A page in jagged silken jupon and hose came forward inquiringly.”
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