A cloth headdress covering the head, the neck, and the sides of the face, formerly worn by women and still worn by some nuns.
More example sentences
- One day, as she roams deep in the forest, ill with allergies and the flu, her sweat-shirt hood pulled tightly around her like a postmodern wimple, Ann experiences an apparition of the Virgin Mary.
- The lord had always thought it was a shame that women, in the most blossoming point in their life, had to bind their hair and hide it under wimples and veils.
- ‘My mother will give you your first wimple and veil,’ she said flatly.
late Old English wimpel, of Germanic origin; related to German Wimpel 'pennon, streamer'.
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- His dense collages are like the inner workings of a sputtering cartoon steam engine, ejaculating random phrases and shaky, wimpled shapes.
- There's a certifiable obsession with textures evident, each surface shaded in a different pattern: the plastered walls, the wimpled counters, the rutted tabletops.
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