Brit. a large umbrella, esp. one that is bulky or awkwardly wrapped
Origin of gampin allusion to the umbrella of Mrs. Gamp in Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit
A large baggy umbrella.
Origin of gampAfter the umbrella of Mrs. Sarah Gamp , a character in the novel Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
- (UK, dated) An umbrella.
After Mrs Sarah Gamp, a character who carried a large umbrella in Charles Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit.