Definitions starting with W

ID #3607

wumpers, wampus, wampers

/wómpaz/ [cf. Cay­man warn pers idem (Fuller 69)1 n. sing. or pl. a sandal made from the rubber of a car tire: 1942 The wampus is cut out of the hard casing of the tyre. It is shaped to fit the sole of the foot and is held on by a cord passing between the fourth and the big toe, and two cords running from the heel around the ankle (Tribune, July 3). I hear about board shoes before-time, but I ain' never see none—only the wampers (Nassau). (Gen.)

Tags: clothing, noun

Related entries:

Last update: 2010-11-27 03:57
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

Digg it! Share on Facebook Print this record Send definition to a friend Show this as PDF file
Please rate this definition:

Average rating: 0 (0 Votes)

completely useless 1 2 3 4 5 most valuable

You can comment on this entry. We are especially interested in where you may have heard this word and who you may have heard use this term or specific usage of this word.

Please give example sentences.


Start comment!