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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.

Origin of crimpy

First recorded in 1885–90; crimp1 + -y1

Words Nearby crimpy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use crimpy in a sentence

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

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

    The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere | Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart