Crimp Crimp, a. 1. Easily crumbled; friable; brittle. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Now the fowler . . . treads the crimp earth. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

2. Weak; inconsistent; contradictory. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The evidence is crimp; the witnesses swear backward and forward, and contradict themselves. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

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  • Crimp — Crimp(ing) may refer to: Crimp (climbing), a small hold with little surface area Crimp (gambling), a bent corner of a card to facilitate cheating Crimp (joining), a deformity in metal used to make a join Crimp (recruitment) or shanghaiing, to… …   Wikipedia

  • Crimp — (kr[i^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crimped} (kr[i^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crimping}.] [Akin to D. krimpen to shrink, shrivel, Sw. krympa, Dan. krympe, and to E. cramp. See {Cramp}.] 1. To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crimp — 1630s; O.E. had gecrympan to crimp, curl, but the modern word probably is from M.Du. or Low German crimpen/krimpen to shrink, crimp. Related: Crimped; crimping. The noun is attested from 1863, originally natural curl in wool fiber. To put a crimp …   Etymology dictionary

  • crimp — crimp·age; crimp; crimp·er; crimp·ness; …   English syllables

  • Crimp — Crimp, n. 1. A coal broker. [Prov. Eng.] De Foe. [1913 Webster] 2. One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service. Marryat. [1913 Webster] 3. A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crimp — [krımp] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Dutch; Origin: Low German krimpen to make smaller ] 1.) to press cloth, paper etc into small regular folds ▪ Use a hot iron to crimp the edges. 2.) to make your hair slightly curly by using a special heated tool… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crimp — crimp1 [krimp] vt. [< MDu crimpen, to draw together, wrinkle; akin to CRAMP1] 1. to press into narrow, regular folds; pleat or corrugate 2. to make (hair, etc.) wavy or curly 3. to gash (the flesh of a fish, etc.) so as to make the muscles… …   English World dictionary

  • crimp — [v] fold or curl coil, crease, crimple, crinkle, crisp, crumple, flow, frizz, pleat, rimple, ruck, screw, scrunch, set, swirl, undulate, wave, wrinkle; concepts 137,213,250 Ant. straighten …   New thesaurus

  • crimp — ► VERB 1) compress into small folds or ridges. 2) make waves in (hair) with a hot iron. ► NOUN ▪ a curl, wave, or folded or compressed edge. DERIVATIVES crimper noun. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Crimp — Douglas Crimp (* 1944) ist ein US amerikanischer Kunstsoziologe, Kunstkritiker und AIDS Aktivist aus New York City. Er ist ein Vertreter der Queer Theory. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Themen 3 Werke 3.1 Bücher …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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