- a woman's headcloth drawn in folds about the chin, formerly worn out of doors, and still in use by some nuns.
- Chiefly Scot.
- a fold or wrinkle, as in cloth.
- a curve, bend, or turn, as in a road or river.
- to cover or muffle with or as if with a wimple.
- to cause to ripple or undulate, as water.
- Archaic. to veil or enwrap.
- to ripple, as water.
- Archaic. to lie in folds, as a veil.
- Chiefly Scot. to follow a curving course, as a road or river.
Origin of wimple
Examples from the Web for wimpled
A waning moon had risen, and in its faint light the water of the brook glimmered coldly as it wimpled over the stony ford.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral
John Dunloe Carteret
She put on a white wrapper of Susy's, and, looking like a wimpled nun, followed Polly down stairs.Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's
- a piece of cloth draped around the head to frame the face, worn by women in the Middle Ages and still a part of the habit of some nuns
- Scot a curve or bend, as in a river
- rare to ripple or cause to ripple or undulate
- (tr) archaic to cover with or put a wimple on
- archaic (esp of a veil) to lie or cause to lie in folds or pleats
Word Origin and History for wimpled
"head covering for women," especially worn by nuns, Old English wimpel, from Proto-Germanic *wimpilaz (cf. Old Saxon wimpal, Old Frisian wimpel, Middle Dutch, Dutch wimpel, Old High German wimpal, German wimpel, Old Norse vimpill), of obscure origin. Old French guimple (French guimpe) is a Germanic loan-word.