noun rum·ple \ˈrəm-pəl\

Definition of RUMPLE

:  fold, wrinkle

First Known Use of RUMPLE

circa 1520

Rhymes with RUMPLE



: to make (something) messy or wrinkled

rum·pledrum·pling \-p(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of RUMPLE

transitive verb
:  to make unkempt :  tousle
intransitive verb
:  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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