Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GIPE, Gyp, n. A smock, “upper frock or cassock; a word known to country lasses of the old school” (Dmf. 1889 Trans. Dmf. & Gall. Antiq. Soc. 150; Ayr. 1909 Abd. Jnl. N. & Q. II. 78, gyp). Also gipon (Dmf. 1889 Trans. Dmf. & Gall. Antiq. Soc. 150). Cf. Juip. Ayr. 1891  H. Johnston Kilmallie I. 113:
A ruddy country maiden with gyp and short petticoats.

[Adopted from O.Fr. gipe, variant of jupe, a tunic; cf. older Fr. gippon, short cassock. The word is found in Eng. c.1400.]

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