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Definition of 'crimp'


  1. an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
       Synonyms: fold crease plication flexure bend
  2. someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
       Synonyms: crimper
  3. a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled


  1. make ridges into by pinching together
       Synonyms: pinch
  2. curl tightly; "crimp hair"
       Synonyms: crape frizzle frizz kink up kink

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