[ krim-pee ]
/ ˈkrɪm pi /

adjective, crimp·i·er, crimp·i·est.

having a crimped form or appearance.
South Midland U.S. (of weather) cold and disagreeable.

Origin of crimpy

First recorded in 1885–90; crimp1 + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for crimpy

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

    The Road|Jack London
  • 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
  • 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.