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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

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

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