One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A crease, wrinkle, or fold; a crinkle.
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.
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.
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