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wimple

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noun wim·ple \ˈwim-pəl\

Simple Definition of wimple

  • : 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. 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. 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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wimple

verb wim·ple

Definition of wimple

wim·pledwim·pling play \-p(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover with or as if with a wimple :  veil

  3. 2 :  to cause to ripple

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 archaic :  to fall or lie in folds

  6. 2 chiefly Scottish :  to follow a winding course :  meander

  7. 3 :  ripple



13th Century

First Known Use of wimple

13th century


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