a small, natural hollow area or crease, permanent or transient, in some soft part of the human body, especially one formed in the cheek in smiling.
any similar slight depression.
verb (used with object), dimpled, dimpling.
to mark with or as if with dimples; produce dimples in: A smile dimpled her face.
to dent (a metal sheet) so as to permit use of bolts or rivets with countersunk heads.
to mark (a metal object) with a drill point as a guide for further drilling.
verb (used without object), dimpled, dimpling.
to form or show dimples.

1350–1400; Middle English dimpel, Old English *dympel; cognate with German Tümpel pool

dimply, adjective
undimpled, adjective
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dimple (ˈdɪmpəl)
1.  a small natural dent or crease in the flesh, esp on the cheeks or chin
2.  any slight depression in a surface
3.  a bubble or dent in glass
4.  to make or become dimpled
5.  (intr) to produce dimples by smiling
[C13 dympull; compare Old English dyppan to dip, German Tümpel pool]

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Word Origin & History

c.1400, probably existed in O.E. as a word meaning "pothole," perhaps ult. from P.Gmc. *dumpilaz, which has yielded words in other languages meaning "small pit, little pool." Related: Dimpled; dimples.
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dimple dim·ple (dĭm'pəl)

  1. A small natural indentation in the chin, cheek, or sacral region, probably due to some developmental fault in the subcutaneous connective tissue or in underlying bone.

  2. A depression of similar appearance resulting from trauma or the contraction of scar tissue.

dim'ple v.
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Example sentences
It would take gravity acting on the ball to make a dimple in the sheet, before
  it could exhibit a capturing curve.
It is a bald head, and with a deep dimple where the head meets his beefy neck.
Thus a conceptual reason for a dimple in an otherwise spherical event horizon.
Make a dimple in dough in mold and place ball of dough in dimple.
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