A girl with a dimple in her cheek.
- a small, natural hollow on the surface of the body, as on the cheek or chin
- any little hollow, as on water
Origin of dimpleMiddle English dimpel, akin to Middle High German tumpfel, German tümpel, deep hole in water ; from nasalized variant, variety of Germanic an unverified form dup-, to be deep ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dheub-, an unverified form dheup-, hollow, deep from source deep, dip
- A small natural indentation in the flesh on a part of the human body, especially in the cheek or on the chin.
- A slight depression or indentation in a surface.
verbdim·pled, dim·pling, dim·ples
Origin of dimpleMiddle English dimpel.
(third-person singular simple present dimples, present participle dimpling, simple past and past participle dimpled)
- To create a dimple in.
- The hailstorm dimpled the roof of our car.
- (intransitive) To create a dimple in one's face by smiling.
- The young girl dimpled in glee as she was handed a cupcake.
- To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.