Rum"ple (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Rumpled p. pr. & vb. n. Rumpling ().] [Cf. rimple, and D. rimpelen to wrinkle, rompelig rough, uneven, G. rumpgen to wrinkle, MHG. rumphen, OHG. rimpfan, Gr. "ra`mfos the crooked beak of birds of prey, to roam.]

To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to wrinkle; to crumple; as, to rumple an apron or a cravat.

They would not give a dog's ear of their most rumpled and ragged Scoth paper for twenty of your fairest assignats. Burke.

 

© Webster 1913.


Rum"ple, n.

A fold or plait; a wrinkle.

Dryden.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.