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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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for crimpy

fuzzy, wavy, kinky, coiled, convoluted, crinkly, crisp, frizzy, winding, wound, looped, corkscrew, crimpy, frizzed, permed, spiralled, waved, waving

Examples from the Web for crimpy

Historical Examples of crimpy

  • 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