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rumple

[ruhm-puh l] /ˈrʌm pəl/
verb (used with object), rumpled, rumpling.
1.
to crumple or crush into wrinkles:
to rumple a sheet of paper.
2.
to ruffle; tousle (sometimes followed by up):
The wind rumpled her hair.
verb (used without object), rumpled, rumpling.
3.
to become wrinkled or crumpled:
Tissue rumples easily.
noun
4.
a wrinkle or irregular fold; crease.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Dutch rompelen (v.), rompel (noun)
Related forms
unrumpled, adjective
Synonyms
1. wrinkle, crease, muss.
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British Dictionary definitions for rumple

rumple

/ˈrʌmpəl/
verb
1.
to make or become wrinkled, crumpled, ruffled, or dishevelled
noun
2.
a wrinkle, fold, or crease
Derived Forms
rumply, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Middle Dutch rompelen; related to Old English gerumpen creased, wrinkled
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Word Origin and History for rumple
v.

c.1600, possibly a variant of rimple "to wrinkle" (c.1400), from Old English hrympel "wrinkle" (possibly influenced by Middle Dutch rumpelen), related to Old English hrimpan "to fold, wrinkle" (see ramp (v.)). Related: Rumpled; rumpling. As a noun from c.1500.

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