Main meanings of crimple in English

: crimple1crimple2

crimple1

Pronunciation /ˈkrɪmpl/

See synonyms for crimple

noun

rare
  • A crease, wrinkle, or fold; a crinkle.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Promptorium Parvulorum. Probably from crimple, although first attested earlier.

Main meanings of crimple in English

: crimple1crimple2

crimple2

Pronunciation /ˈkrɪmpl/

See synonyms for crimple

verb

  • 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.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Promptorium Parvulorum. Either from crimp + -le, or a variant of crumple; compare also cremil.