Definition of crimple in English:

crimple

noun

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

verb

  • 1with object To cause (something) to shrink or draw together; to wrinkle; to shrivel (something) up; to twist, curl; to ruffle.

  • 2no object To curl, wrinkle; to ripple; to shrivel up; to crumple.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Promptorium Parvulorum. Probably from crimple, although first attested earlier<br>late Middle English; earliest use found in Promptorium Parvulorum. Either from crimp + -le, or a variant of crumple; compare also cremil.

Pronunciation

crimple

/ˈkrɪmpl/