[krim-puh l]

verb (used with or without object), crim·pled, crim·pling.

to wrinkle.

Origin of crimple

1400–50; late Middle English. See crimp1, -le Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crimpled

Historical Examples of crimpled

  • 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 girl's face flamed an angry red under her crimpled thatch of hair.

    Stories of the Foot-hills

    Margaret Collier Graham

  • 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
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