crimpy

crimpy

[krim-pee]
adjective, crimpier, crimpiest.
1.
having a crimped form or appearance.
2.
South Midland U.S. (of weather) cold and disagreeable.

Origin:
1885–90; crimp1 + -y1

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crimp1 (krɪmp)
 
vb
1.  to fold or press into ridges
2.  to fold and pinch together (something, such as the edges of two pieces of metal)
3.  to curl or wave (the hair) tightly, esp with curling tongs
4.  to decorate (the edge of pastry) by pinching with the fingers to give a fluted effect
5.  to gash (fish or meat) with a knife to make the flesh firmer and crisper when cooked
6.  to bend or mould (leather) into shape, as for shoes
7.  metallurgy to bend the edges of (a metal plate) before forming into a cylinder
8.  informal chiefly (US) to hinder
 
n
9.  the act or result of folding or pressing together or into ridges
10.  a tight wave or curl in the hair
11.  a crease or fold in a metal sheet
12.  the natural wave of wool fibres
 
[Old English crympan; related to crump bent, Old Norse kreppa to contract, Old High German crumpf, Old Swedish crumb crooked; see cramp1]
 
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n
 
'crimpy1
 
adj

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