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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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Examples from the Web for crimpling

Historical Examples

  • The paper was crimpling, and he expected at any moment to have a flame burst from under his hands.

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British Dictionary definitions for crimpling


  1. to crumple, wrinkle, or curl
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