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crimpy

[krim-pee] /ˈkrɪm pi/
adjective, crimpier, crimpiest.
1.
having a crimped form or appearance.
2.
South Midland U.S. (of weather) cold and disagreeable.
Origin of crimpy
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; crimp1 + -y1
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  • He was middle-aged, with black, thick, crimpy hair and beard.

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    Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart
  • Anxiety showed itself nakedly in his yellow-brown eyes, and there were wrinkles in his low forehead just below the crimpy hair.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • Molly was six years old; a plump, roly-poly little girl with long, crimpy golden hair and great blue eyes.

  • I could expect "crimpy" weather, and every moment of delay increased the frigid hardships of the journey.

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    Jack London
  • It usually goes with blonde or red, or else crimpy, and what I dislike about red hair is the freckles—you can almost count on 'em!

    Her Own Way Clyde Fitch

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