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Webster 1913 Edition


Rumple

Rum′ple

,
Verb.
T.
&
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Rumpled
p. pr. & vb. n.
Rumpling
.]
[Cf.
rimple
, and D.
rimpelen
to wrinkle,
rompelig
rough, uneven, G.
rümpfen
to wrinkle, MHG.
rümphen
, OHG.
rimpfan
, Gr.
ῥάμφοσ
the crooked beak of birds of prey, [GREEK] to roam.]
To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to wrinkle; to crumple;
as, to
rumple
an apron or a cravat
.
They would not give a dog’s ear of their most
rumpled
and ragged Scotch paper for twenty of your fairest assignats.
Burke.

Rum′ple

,
Noun.
A fold or plait; a wrinkle.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rumple

RUM'PLE

, v.t.
To wrinkle; to make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; as, to rumple and apron or a cravat.

RUM'PLE

,
Noun.
A fold or plait.

Definition 2022


rumple

rumple

English

Verb

rumple (third-person singular simple present rumples, present participle rumpling, simple past and past participle rumpled)

  1. To make wrinkled, particularly of fabric.
    I'll rumple my bedsheets so it looks like I was here last night.
    • Burke
      They would not give a dog's ear of their most rumpled and ragged Scotch paper for twenty of your fairest assignats.
  2. To muss.
  3. To tousle.

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Scots

Etymology

rump (rump) + -le

Noun

rumple (plural rumples)

  1. diminutive of rump
  2. (anatomy) rump, tail, haunches, buttocks, seat

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