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crimpy

[krim-pee]
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adjective, crimp·i·er, crimp·i·est.
  1. having a crimped form or appearance.
  2. South Midland U.S. (of weather) cold and disagreeable.
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Origin of crimpy

First recorded in 1885–90; crimp1 + -y1
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Examples from the Web for crimpy

Historical Examples

  • He was middle-aged, with black, thick, crimpy hair and beard.

    The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere

    Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart

  • Anxiety showed itself nakedly in his yellow-brown eyes, and there were wrinkles in his low forehead just below the crimpy hair.

    Bella Donna

    Robert Hichens

  • Molly was six years old; a plump, roly-poly little girl with long, crimpy golden hair and great blue eyes.

  • I could expect "crimpy" weather, and every moment of delay increased the frigid hardships of the journey.

    The Road

    Jack London

  • It usually goes with blonde or red, or else crimpy, and what I dislike about red hair is the freckles—you can almost count on 'em!

    Her Own Way

    Clyde Fitch