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English

Etymology

Middle English crempen, from Proto-Germanic *krimpan-.[1]

Cognate to Dutch krimpen, via Middle Dutch crimpen, to Low German crimpen,[2] and to Faroese kreppa (crisis) and Icelandic kreppa (crisis). From or cognate to Old Norse kreppa.

Possible cognate to cramp.

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Pronunciation

Adjective

crimp

  1. (obsolete): Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
  2. (obsolete): Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.

Noun

Singular
crimp

Plural
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crimp ({{{1}}})
  1. A fastener or a fastening method that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together, often with a tool that adds indentations to capture the parts.
    The strap was held together by a simple metal crimp.
  2. (obsolete): A coal broker. [Provincial England]
  3. (obsolete): One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
  4. (obsolete): A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
  5. (usually Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A hairstyle which has been crimped, or shaped so it bends back and forth in many short kinks.
  6. (obsolete): A game at cards.

Verb

Infinitive
to crimp

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to crimp (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened.
    He crimped the wire in place.
  2. To style hair into a crimp.

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Germanic etymology.
  2. ^ Origins, p. 130, by Eric Partridge

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