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Jupe, n. Also: jwpe; juip(e; joip, joyp; joope; jeup. [16th c. and OF. jupe: cf. ME. (once) juype (c 1290) and Jup and Joup.]

a. Chiefly, a kind of jacket or short coat worn by men. Also comb. with fassoun. b. Also, a kind of bodice or kirtle worn by women.(a) 1582 Treas. Acc. MS. 81.
Grein Inglis stemmyng tobe … ane clock, jwpe and breickis
Ib. 87 b.
Thre hankis … of siluer to be huipis to the clock and jwpe
1597 Tailors' Acc. Bk. 8.
iij quarteris of Scottis sey bumbasie to lyne the taillis … of this … jupe
1625 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 347.
Reid kairsey claithe … to be thair claithes … all to be maid be thair selff in jupe fassoun
1644 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 31.
To buy two jupes of red cloath to James Rauy and Thomas Still, officiaris
(b) 1599 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 202.
To Andro Inglis, commoun swescheman, to buy him a juip of reid flanning
1635 Brereton Trav. (Chetham Soc.) 188.]
[Speech in Scotland … A man's coat, a juipe or joope
1640 Aberd. B. Rec. III. 244.
Convict for drawing a durk and persewing Johne Dempster, fleshour … and striking at him thairwith, throw the juip
(c) 1617–18 Misc. Spald. C. V. 143.
Four elnis … reid Inglis flanning, … to be ane joip and schankis to Williame Murcure, officiar
1641 Aberd. B. Rec. III. 264.
Convict for putting violent handis on Wm. Gordon, tailȝeour, be taking from his his bannet and joyp, and stricking him
(d) 1631–2 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. IV. 464.
[Complainer came forth] to oversee his husbandrie, having onelie his joope and gloves upon him and ane whinger
1634 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 424.
Ane velves heid for ane woman … , ane joope with ane skirt of reid cloath all pesmented, pryce fourscore pundis, … ane fyne waskine
(e) 1643 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. II. 689.
Ane Inglisch claith jeup

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