Crimp ( verb , noun )

(As a verb)

Crimp ( verb )

  1. Make a garment or fabric stiff or wavy by compressing, twisting, or cutting it.
  2. Crush or press a material, especially metal, into a curved or angled shape.
  3. Steal or deceive someone, especially by taking their money.

Origin:

Mid 17th century: perhaps of scandinavian origin; compare with old norse krympa "to shrink".

Examples:

  1. She crimped her hair to give it more volume.
  2. The metal was crimped to form a tight seal.
  3. The thief tried to crimp the tourist of his money.
  4. The chef crimped the edges of the pie crust.
  5. The seamstress crimped the hem of the dress.

(As a noun)

Crimp ( noun )

  1. Make a garment or fabric stiff or wavy by compressing, twisting, or cutting it.
  2. Crush or press a material, especially metal, into a curved or angled shape.
  3. Steal or deceive someone, especially by taking their money.

Origin:

Mid 17th century: perhaps of scandinavian origin; compare with old norse krympa "to shrink".

Examples:

  1. She crimped her hair to give it more volume.
  2. The metal was crimped to form a tight seal.
  3. The thief tried to crimp the tourist of his money.
  4. The chef crimped the edges of the pie crust.
  5. The seamstress crimped the hem of the dress.
Some random words: graze, rhinestone, concealer