A crease, wrinkle, or fold; a crinkle.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Promptorium Parvulorum. Probably from crimple, although first attested earlier.
1To cause (something) to shrink or draw together; to wrinkle; to shrivel (something) up; to twist, curl; to ruffle.
2To curl, wrinkle; to ripple; to shrivel up; to crumple.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Promptorium Parvulorum. Either from crimp + -le, or a variant of crumple; compare also cremil.