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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Crimp


CRIMP, adjective [See Crumble.]

1. Easily crumbled; friable; brittle. [Little used.]

The fowler--treads the crimp earth.

2. Not consistent. [Not used.]

CRIMP, verb transitive To catch; to seize; to pinch and hold. [See Crimple.]

CRIMP, verb transitive To curl or frizzle; as, to crimp the hair. This is evidently the same word as the foregoing.

CRIMP, noun

1. In England, an agent for coal-merchants, and for persons concerned in shipping.

2. One who decoys another into the naval or military service.

3. A game at cards.