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Origin and Meaning of Gamp

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  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Gamp is of German origin and means "Prankster, clown".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gamp
A large umbrella; -- said to allude to Mrs. Gamp's umbrella, in Dickens's “Martin Chuzzlewit.”
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  1. Colloquial terms for an umbrella

After Mrs Sarah Gamp, a character who carried a large umbrella in Charles Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit.

  1. (Britain, dated) An umbrella.

gamp was also found in the following language(s): Norwegian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gamp

Sarah Gamp is a fictional character.


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Fun Facts about the name Gamp

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Past life for Gamp born Nov 25, 2005

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 1025. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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