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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Joup, Jowp, n. Also: joupe, jowpe. [Cf. Jupe n. and ME. jowpe, joupe (c 1300–c 1440).]

a. Chiefly, a kind of jacket or coat worn by men. b. ? Also, a kind of jacket or bodice worn by women. 1561 Treas. Acc. XI. 94.
vj elnis … of drogat to be ane joupe
1565 Ib. 431.
iij elnis … of stamyng to be ane jowpe and ane pair of hois
1585 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 419.
To caus furneis … to the foure fowle clengeris in the mwre … ane jowpe of blak with a [band] of quhyte clayth … for designing and knawing of thame
1589 Treas. Acc. MS. 165.
Variane Spanis taffetie to be slevis to the laquayis jowppis
1595 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 349.
For four ell … scheipis hew to be him ane joup and breiks
1596 Fraser P. 228.
Twa coittis & ane joup of blak stemmyng
1597 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 196.
It is … grantit that thair be gevin jowppis to thair officeris … and referris the fassoun and cullour … to the magestratts
1604 Ib. VI. 2.
To gif … the playclaythis to be jowppis for the pure in the said hospitall
1619 Edinb. Test. L. 217.
I leiue to my dochter … my new ryding skirt, joupe and hude of perpetuana
1630 Bamff Chart. 223.
Thrie gowns, twa joups
1660 Edinb. B. Rec. IX. 188.
The said Thomas [etc. ] … to weir for the touns livery ane syde grey coatt or jowp of cloath with sleives turned up and lyned with red freise
1662 Melrose Reg. Rec. II. 33.
[Thomas Wood] left ane jowpe in the said Thomas Turner his house, which jowpe the saids defenders wold onnaways … redeliver

c. Jowp alane, ? wearing only a ‘joup’. (Cf. sark alane.) 1600 Crim. Trials II. 156.
Mr. Thomas … being jowp alane, lwit his clok fall and … drew furth his suord

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