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wimple

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noun wim·ple \ˈwim-pəl\

: a cloth worn over the head and around the neck and chin by women in past times and by some nuns today

Full Definition of WIMPLE

1
:  a cloth covering worn over the head and around the neck and chin especially by women in the late medieval period and by some nuns
2
Scottish
a :  a crafty turn :  twist
b :  curve, bend

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Origin of WIMPLE

Middle English wimpel, from Old English; perhaps akin to Old English wīpian to wipe
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with WIMPLE

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verb
wim·pledwim·pling \-p(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of WIMPLE

transitive verb
1
:  to cover with or as if with a wimple :  veil
2
:  to cause to ripple
intransitive verb
1
archaic :  to fall or lie in folds
2
chiefly Scottish :  to follow a winding course :  meander
3
:  ripple

First Known Use of WIMPLE

13th century

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