crimp

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1crimp

verb \ˈkrimp\

Definition of CRIMP

transitive verb
1
:  to cause to become wavy, bent, or pinched: as
a :  to form (leather) into a desired shape
b :  to give (synthetic fibers) a curl or wave like that of natural fibers
c :  to pinch or press together (as the margins of a pie crust) in order to seal
2
:  to be an inhibiting or restraining influence on :  cramp <sales had been crimped by credit controls — Time>
crimp·er \ˈkrim-pər\ noun

Origin of CRIMP

Dutch or Low German krimpen to shrivel; akin to Middle Dutch crampe hook, cramp
First Known Use: 1712

Rhymes with CRIMP

2crimp

noun

Definition of CRIMP

1
:  something produced by or as if by crimping: as
a :  a section of hair artificially waved or curled
b :  a succession of waves (as in wool fiber)
c :  a bend or crease formed in something
2
:  something that cramps or inhibits :  restraint, curb

First Known Use of CRIMP

1863

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

3crimp

noun

Definition of CRIMP

:  a person who entraps or forces men into shipping as sailors or into enlisting in an army or navy

Origin of CRIMP

perhaps from 1crimp
First Known Use: 1758

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

4crimp

verb

Definition of CRIMP

transitive verb
:  to trap into military or sea service :  impress

First Known Use of CRIMP

1812

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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