from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Full of crimps; wavy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a crimped appearance; frizzly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a crimped appearance; frizzly.


crimp +‎ -y (Wiktionary)


  • I could expect "crimpy" weather, and every moment of delay increased the frigid hardships of the journey.

    "Holding Her Down" - More Reminiscences of the Underworld

  • "crimpy" weather, and every moment of delay increased the frigid hardships of the journey.

    Holding Her Down

  • Basically it consisted of a fifteen-foot 5.7 slab ascent, a fifteen-foot 5.5 or so crack system, and another fifteen-foot slab at the top that was very sparse and crimpy and required a couple of fairly technical smears and matches.

    i went home with a waitress the way i always do

  • I expected it to be brutal and crimpy and awful at the bottom, but really it was lovely -- all balance and technique, and moving your feet around, and your hands are mostly just there to give you things to balance on.

    with one fist raised in anger. with one foot in the fire.

  • Started off with a 5.7 to warm up, then tried a crimpy, seriously overhung 5.8 I got two thirds of on Friday, but my hands were not strong -- all that paddling yesterday left a mark -- and I only got a third of it, though I thrashed on the last move a bunch.

    if you don't like my peaches, baby, why you wanna shake my tree?

  • PS the LA Looks-gelled up crimpy mermaid nastiness thing was so late '90s.

    Dlisted - Be Very Afraid

  • She took her long crimpy hair and, to the delight of her mother, pinned it up so that it puffed out in a soft nestling mound above the nape of her neck.

    Buried Alive, The Biography of Janis Joplin

  • Molly was six years old; a plump, roly-poly little girl with long, crimpy golden hair and great blue eyes.

    Connor Magan's Luck and Other Stories

  • And to show his tenacious adherence to the examples set by the State, he dresses exactly as his grandfather's great-grandfather used to, in a blue coat, with small brass buttons, a narrow crimpy collar, and tails long enough and sharp enough for a clipper-ship's run.

    An Outcast or, Virtue and Faith

  • It pleased him almost to childishness to find how easily he could listen and even talk to the oiled and crimpy little barber, and to the pretty, consumptive-looking, print-dressed baker's wife.

    The Return


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