dimple


1dim·ple

noun \ˈdim-pəl\

: a small area on a part of a person's body (such as the cheek or chin) that naturally curves in

: a small area on a surface that curves in

Full Definition of DIMPLE

1
:  a slight natural indentation in the surface of some part of the human body
2
:  a depression or indentation on a surface (as of a golf ball)
dim·ply \-p(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of DIMPLE

  1. She noticed his dimples when he smiled.
  2. the dimples on a golf ball

Origin of DIMPLE

Middle English dympull; akin to Old High German tumphilo whirlpool, Old English dyppan to dip — more at dip
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with DIMPLE

2dimple

verb
dim·pleddim·pling \-p(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of DIMPLE

transitive verb
:  to mark with dimples
intransitive verb
:  to exhibit or form dimples

First Known Use of DIMPLE

1602

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