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[krim-puh l]
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verb (used with or without object), crim·pled, crim·pling.
  1. to wrinkle.
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Origin of crimple

1400–50; late Middle English. See crimp1, -le
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Historical Examples

  • In every one of Mr Crimple's joints, sir, there is more or less of the same deposit.

    Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit

    Charles Dickens

  • The heart glows; its humanities even yield and crimple under the fierce heat of mental pride.

    Dream Life

    Donald G. Mitchell

  • In this portion of Mr Crimple's leg, sir, there is a certain amount of animal oil.

  • If Mr Crimple neglects his meals, or fails to take his proper quantity of rest, that oil wanes, and becomes exhausted.

  • Mr Crimple, more agitated than before, clapped his hand immediately below his waistcoat.

British Dictionary definitions for crimple


  1. to crumple, wrinkle, or curl
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