11 Definitions of Crimp

The meaning of the word crimp, the definition of Crimp:

n. - A coal broker.

n. - One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.

n. - A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.

n. - Hair which has been crimped; -- usually in pl.

n. - A game at cards.

a. - Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.

a. - Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.

v. t. - To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that the material will retain the shape intended; to give a wavy appearance to; as, to crimp the border of a cap; to crimp a ruffle. Cf. Crisp.

v. t. - To pinch and hold; to seize.

v. t. - to entrap into the military or naval service; as, to crimp seamen.

v. t. - To cause to contract, or to render more crisp, as the flesh of a fish, by gashing it, when living, with a knife; as, to crimp skate, etc.

The word "crimp" uses 5 letters: C I M P R

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after crimp, or to crimp in any order:

s - crimps scrimp   y - crimpy  

Shorter words found within crimp:

ci cm ic imp mi mir pi pic prim rim rip rpm

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