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[krim-puh l] /ˈkrɪm pəl/
verb (used with or without object), crimpled, crimpling.
to wrinkle.
Origin of crimple
1400-50; late Middle English. See crimp1, -le Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The girl's face flamed an angry red under her crimpled thatch of hair.

    Stories of the Foot-hills Margaret Collier Graham
  • That I should mistake the hide of a buffaloe, scorched and crimpled as it is, for the carcass of a horse!

    The Prairie J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Esmé assented with a graceful bend of his crimpled head, and in a clear and deliberate voice began to speak.

    The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens
  • The Harvester lifted the leaves and exposed the musky, crimpled, big mushrooms.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • The brown, crimpled skin of his neck showed the big veins which sank under his jaws and reappeared at his temples.

British Dictionary definitions for crimpled


to crumple, wrinkle, or curl
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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