rumple

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German rumpeln (to din, to make the welkin ring) and Dutch rommelen (to rumble)

Verb[edit]

rumple (third-person singular simple present rumples, present participle rumpling, simple past and past participle rumpled)

  1. (transitive) To make wrinkled, particularly fabric.
    I'll rumple my bedsheets so it looks like I was here last night.
    • Burke
      They would not give a dog's ear of their most rumpled and ragged Scotch paper for twenty of your fairest assignats.
  2. (transitive) To muss; to tousle.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

rumple (plural rumples)

  1. A wrinkle.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rump (rump) +‎ -le

Noun[edit]

rumple (plural rumples)

  1. Diminutive of rump
  2. (anatomy) rump, tail, haunches, buttocks, seat

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