semple

adjective

sem·​ple ˈsem-pəl How to pronounce semple (audio)
Scotland
: of humble birth

Word History

Etymology

alteration of simple

First Known Use

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semple was circa 1520

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Cite this Entry

“Semple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semple. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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