wimple


1wim·ple

noun \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

Illustration of WIMPLE

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

2wimple

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: wimp out
Previous Word in the Dictionary: wimp
All Words Near: wimple

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up wimple? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More