- 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 wimpled
Historical Examples of wimpled
A waning moon had risen, and in its faint light the water of the brook glimmered coldly as it wimpled over the stony ford.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral
John Dunloe Carteret
She put on a white wrapper of Susy's, and, looking like a wimpled nun, followed Polly down stairs.Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's
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.