Definition of Rimple

1. n. A fold or wrinkle. See Rumple.



2. v. t. & i. To rumple; to wrinkle.

Definition of Rimple

1. Noun. wrinkle ¹

2. Verb. To wrinkle or crease ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rimple

1. to wrinkle [v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES] - See also: wrinkle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rimple

rimland
rimland theory
rimlands
rimless
rimmed
rimmers
rimming
rimmings
rimonabant
rimose
rimosely
rimosities
rimosity
rimous
rimple (current term)
rimpled
rimples
rimpling
rimrock
rimrocks
rims
rimshot
rimshots
rimstone
rimstones
rimu
rimula
rimus
rimy

Literary usage of Rimple

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"a wrinkle, fold ; E. rimple, rumple, to wrinkle, tumble, throw into irregular folds. It is a common train of thought to apply a root representing rattling ..."

2. A History of the New York Stage from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by Thomas Allston Brown (1903)
"24, in "The Squire of Dames;" "Thoroughbred," by Ralph Lumley, was seen for the first time April 20, and had this cast: John rimple . ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"(E.) A late word: variant of rimple, to wrinkle, to rippl-- ME ... to rimple. rimple and rv»' are from the same verb, viz., ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"out by Richardson, it is a by-form or contraction of the older verb to rimple; 'As gilds the moon the ... This verb is from the sb. rimple or ..."

5. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"a wrinkle, fold ; E. rimple, rumple, to wrinkle, tumble, throw into irregular folds. It is a common train of thought to apply a root representing rattling ..."

6. A History of the New York Stage from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by Thomas Allston Brown (1903)
"24, in "The Squire of Dames;" "Thoroughbred," by Ralph Lumley, was seen for the first time April 20, and had this cast: John rimple . ..."

7. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"(E.) A late word: variant of rimple, to wrinkle, to rippl-- ME ... to rimple. rimple and rv»' are from the same verb, viz., ..."

8. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"out by Richardson, it is a by-form or contraction of the older verb to rimple; 'As gilds the moon the ... This verb is from the sb. rimple or ..."

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