verb (used with object), rum·pled, rum·pling.
verb (used without object), rum·pled, rum·pling.
Origin of rumple
Examples from the Web for rumple
Indeed, with his innocent eyes and rumple of dark curly hair, he did.
Rumple found himself immediately popular, because of his prompt and spirited action in doing what he could to save the old lady.
I was once thinking to rumple up this billet till I had broken the seal.Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
Do not rumple that dainty lace pillow-sham, nor strew your clothing over every chair and sofa, to the irritation of the mistress.
"I wish that I could discover something that could be named after me," said Rumple with a sigh.
"I don't think that he meant to be impudent," said Rumple, shutting his eyes with a languid air.
British Dictionary definitions for rumple
Word Origin for rumple
Word Origin and History for rumple
c.1600, possibly a variant of rimple "to wrinkle" (c.1400), from Old English hrympel "wrinkle" (possibly influenced by Middle Dutch rumpelen), related to Old English hrimpan "to fold, wrinkle" (see ramp (v.)). Related: Rumpled; rumpling. As a noun from c.1500.