Definitions

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  • adj. rumpled

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rumpled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rumpled.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • That's the critical question confronting men's professional basketball as it recovers from the embarrassing playoff sweep of the reborn, attention-addicted New York Knicks by the rumply, out-of-date Boston Celtics.

    The Credits Roll on New York's NBA Season

  • Their round, rumply rockiness makes a nice contrast in shape to the narrow-ruled notepaper layout of the surrounding farmlands.

    Canada

  • He's so rumply and wheezy at first that he doesn't seem to have a grip on his character as the failed son.

    Flying High

  • If you leave things too damp, they will feel rough and look rumply afterward.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Hennessy was a great rumply bear of a man who smoked foul cigars, the best that thirteen cents can buy.

    The Shadow Box

  • We will take off our boys 'little old, hot rumply shirts, and put them into their nice cool nighties, and be glad that we have everything in the world -- almost!

    The Heart of Rachael

  • Very proudly and seemingly unconscious of, or, at least, oblivious to, the derisive remarks that the appearance of these new belongings drew from many persons, the owner went clumping about in them, with the rumply legs of his trousers tucked down in them, and ballooning up and out over the tops in folds which overlapped from his knee joints halfway down his attenuated calves.

    The Best Short Stories of 1917 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • Dinky-Dunk went to him first, and took him up and sang to him, and when I glanced in I saw a rumply and tumbly and sleepy-eyed tot with his kinky head against his father's shoulder.

    The Prairie Mother

  • Also, as the speaker swung himself further round, I took note of a shirt of plaited white linen billowing out over his chest and ending at the top in a starchy yet rumply collar that rolled majestically and Byronically clear up under his ears.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm His Plight and other Plights

  • Very proudly and seemingly unconscious of or, at least, oblivious to the derisive remarks that the appearance of these new belongings drew from many persons, the owner went clumping about in them, with the rumply legs of his trousers tucked down in them, and ballooning up and out over the tops in folds which overlapped from his knee joints halfway down his attenuated calves.

    From Place to Place

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