imp coat

1) Of uncertain meaning. Could be a short coat for a woman, or a misspelling of 'hemp'.

One example noted, in the North Riding: 1653 a man and his wife for stealing a blew petticoate and an impe coate, Thirsk. Canon Atkinson suggested that it was a short jacket worn by women but it is evidently a rare term so it is worth mentioning that ‘impe’ was a spelling of ‘hemp’ in county Durham.

places Thirsk
dates 1653

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