- a fold or wrinkle, as in cloth.
- a curve, bend, or turn, as in a road or river.
verb (used with object), wim·pled, wim·pling.
verb (used without object), wim·pled, wim·pling.
Origin of wimple
Examples from the Web for wimple
Historical Examples of wimple
She threw back the wimple from her head, and pulling away her cloak, tossed it on to the bed.Mistress Wilding
Head and neck in the wimple which was not in thirteenth century distinctive of nun's dress.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells
About this time came the fashion of the chin-band, and again the glory of the hair was hidden under the wimple.
In this one at least wimple and kirtle reigned supreme; doublets and hose were few in number, and feeble in act.The Cloister and the Hearth
Tied round the wimple they sometimes had a snood, or band of silk.
Word Origin for wimple
"head covering for women," especially worn by nuns, Old English wimpel, from Proto-Germanic *wimpilaz (cf. Old Saxon wimpal, Old Frisian wimpel, Middle Dutch, Dutch wimpel, Old High German wimpal, German wimpel, Old Norse vimpill), of obscure origin. Old French guimple (French guimpe) is a Germanic loan-word.