(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (obsolete) Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.

2. (obsolete) Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.


1. an angular or rounded shape made by folding

Similar word(s): bend, crease, flexure, fold, plication

Definition categories: shape, angularity

2. someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers

Similar word(s): crimper

Definition categories: person, abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher

3. a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled

Definition categories: body, curl, lock, ringlet, whorl

Sentences with crimp as a noun:

- The strap was held together by a simple metal crimp.


1. make ridges into by pinching together

Similar word(s): pinch

Definition categories: contact, fold

2. curl tightly

- crimp hair

Similar word(s): crape, frizz, frizzle, kink

Definition categories: contact, curl, wave

Sentences with crimp as a verb:

- He crimped the wire in place.

- Coaxing and courting with intent to crimp him. — Carlyle.