rumple

[ruhm-puhl]
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; < Dutch rompelen (v.), rompel (noun)

unrumpled, adjective


1. wrinkle, crease, muss.
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rumple (ˈrʌmpəl)
 
vb
1.  to make or become wrinkled, crumpled, ruffled, or dishevelled
 
n
2.  a wrinkle, fold, or crease
 
[C17: from Middle Dutch rompelen; related to Old English gerumpen creased, wrinkled]
 
'rumply
 
adj

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rumple
c.1600, possibly a variant of rimple "to wrinkle" (14c.), from O.E. hrympel; possibly influenced by M.Du. rumpelen.
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Example sentences
The rumpled clothes remain: a brown polo sweater, casual pants and sensible
  leather walking shoes.
We approach one that appears to be sleeping, its rumpled back and bulging head
  rolling with the waves.
She had dropped into her usual armchair, facing his, and was running her
  fingers through her rumpled hair.
He seldom wore a coat in summer, and his rumpled shirt bulged out carelessly
  over the belt of his trousers.
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