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Part of speech: verb

Origin: Middle English, date unknown.


To form into small folds or undulations; to wrinkle; especially (of water) to ripple.

Examples of Rimple in a sentence

"Serena hates it when the bed sheets rimple."

"Some women don’t like taffeta in their formal wear because it is prone to rimpling."

About Rimple

This word’s origins are murky, but it possibly stems from Old English’s “hrympel,” meaning “wrinkle” or might be influenced by the Middle Dutch “rumpelen,” related to Old English “hrimpan,” meaning “to fold, wrinkle.”

Did you Know?

“Rimple” can also be used as a noun. Example: Troy folded rimples into the paper to create origami.

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