verb[with object] (usually as adjective rumpled)
- Give a creased, ruffled, or dishevelled appearance to: a rumpled bedMore 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.
noun[in singular] Back to top
early 16th century (as a noun in the sense 'wrinkle'): from Middle Dutch rompel.