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rumple

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noun rum·ple \ˈrəm-pəl\

Definition of rumple

First Known Use of rumple

circa 1513


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rumple

verb rum·ple

Definition of rumple

rumpled

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rumpling

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 in a Sentence

  1. He rumpled her hair affectionately.

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

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Origin and Etymology of rumple

Dutch rompelen; akin to Old High German rimpfan to wrinkle


RUMPLE Defined for English Language Learners

rumple

verb

Definition of rumple for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) messy or wrinkled


RUMPLE Defined for Kids

rumple

play
verb rum·ple \ˈrəm-pəl\

Definition of rumple for Students

rumpled

;

rumpling

  1. :  to make (something) messy or wrinkled



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