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[krim-puh l]
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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Related Words for crimpling

scrunch, pucker, crush, buckle, screw, crisp, pleat, undulate, flow, wrinkle, wave, ruck, set, crinkle, swirl, coil, crease, crumple, frizz, swish

Examples from the Web for crimpling

Historical Examples of crimpling

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

    The Monster and Other Stories

    Stephen Crane

British Dictionary definitions for crimpling


  1. to crumple, wrinkle, or curl
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