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rumple

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noun rum·ple \ˈrəm-pəl\

Definition of rumple



Circa 1520

First Known Use of rumple

circa 1520

Rhymes with rumple


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rumple

verb rum·ple

Simple Definition of rumple

  • : to make (something) messy or wrinkled

Full Definition of rumple

rum·pledrum·pling play \-p(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  wrinkle, crumple

  3. 2 :  to make unkempt :  tousle

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become rumpled

Examples of rumple

  1. He rumpled her hair affectionately.

  2. <the guest rumpled the antique bedspread by lying down on it>



Origin of rumple

Dutch rompelen; akin to Old High German rimpfan to wrinkle


First Known Use: 1603



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