from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A large baggy umbrella.
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- n. An umbrella.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large umbrella; -- said to allude to Mrs. Gamp's umbrella, in Dickens's “Martin Chuzzlewit.”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large umbrella: said to be so called from Mrs. Gamp, a character in Charles Dickens's novel “Martin Chuzzlewit.”
- To eat greedily; gulp down.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. colloquial terms for an umbrella
The moment, however, a step on the stair was heard, he snatched up hat and gamp, and in two-twos was outside the door of the flat.
A fellow dived on him, grabbing his wrist, the squawking woman was belabouring me with her gamp, Joe was hurling his attacker aside … but by that time I was going through the dining section like Springheeled Jack, sending a table flying as I plunged through the kitchen door.
A fellow dived on him, grabbing his wrist, the squawking woman was belabouring me with her gamp, Joe was hurling his attacker aside ... but by that time I was going through the dining section like Springheeled Jack, sending a table flying as I plunged through the kitchen door.
I hopped aboard an empty Frog ammunition cart going back to Sinho, spied Grant's marker by a covered wagon, and strolled up to report, swinging my gamp.
The carriages were inside, and as the first wagon followed with its wailing occupants-all but Aphrodite, who was thrashing the tail-board with the remains of her gamp, in a fine berserk fury still-I hurried through the gates.
I egged her on, and we got her into the long coat, and adjusted the broad-brimmed bonnet and veil, and I jammed the shoes on her feet, and gloved her, and stuck the gamp in her hand -- and when she managed to stand, leaning against the table, she looked as much like the outward picture of a lady as made no odds.
Gus's conceit one by one, until he felt very much like a damp, damaged gamp, and about as helpless.
“Shut that door, and put your gamp away and come here, damn you.”
Well, yesterday we had a quaint old bird calling at the Station - Gladstone sort of collar, whiskery bits, four-in-hand tie, cotton gloves, square-crowned bowler, big green gamp - all complete.
You kicked yourself because you hadn't taken your mother's advice and brought a gamp.