Definition of rumple in English:

rumple

Line breaks: rum¦ple
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌmp(ə)l
 
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verb

[with object] (usually as adjective rumpled)
Give a creased, ruffled, or dishevelled appearance to: a rumpled bed
More example sentences
  • She got up, not answering, brushing her blouse and smoothing out the slightly rumpled skirt.
  • She sighed as, at long last, she fell into her bed, not even noticing the fact that the sheets were rumpled.
  • The cotton of her skirt was slightly rumpled, and she could see a few strands of hair had strayed from her loose bun.
Synonyms
crumple, crease, wrinkle, tumble, crush, crinkle, ruck, ruck up, scrunch up, disorder
British rare ruckle
ruffle, disarrange, tousle, dishevel, run one's fingers through, riffle; make untidy, mess up, make a mess of
North American informal muss, muss up

noun

[in singular] Back to top  
An untidy state: she left her clothes in a rumple on the floor

Origin

early 16th century (as a noun in the sense 'wrinkle'): from Middle Dutch rompel.

Derivatives

rumply

adjective

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