- to crumple or crush into wrinkles: to rumple a sheet of paper.
- to ruffle; tousle (sometimes followed by up): The wind rumpled her hair.
- to become wrinkled or crumpled: Tissue rumples easily.
- a wrinkle or irregular fold; crease.
Origin of rumple
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Related Words for rumpledishevel, derange, scrunch, ruffle, pucker, cockle, fold, seam, crinkle, tousle, crimp, crease, disorder, crumple, wreathe, bedraggle
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Contemporary Examples of rumple
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Historical Examples of rumple
"I think there is more in him than we know," said Rumple in a patronizing tone.
"I wish that I could discover something that could be named after me," said Rumple with a sigh.
Oh, I don't know what to do, and it was dreadful of Rumple to forget!
If only Rumple would come back with the horse we might manage it.
He was a few years older than Rumple and scorched to a berry-brown by the sun.
- to make or become wrinkled, crumpled, ruffled, or dishevelled
- a wrinkle, fold, or crease
Word Origin 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.