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- a small, natural hollow on the surface of the body, as on the cheek or chin
- any little hollow, as on water
Origin: Middle English dimpel, akin to Middle High German tumpfel, German tümpel, deep hole inch(es) 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
- dimply adjective
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- 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.
Origin: Middle English dimpel.
- dimˈply adjective
dimple - Medical Definition
- A small natural indentation in the chin, cheek, or sacral region, probably due to some developmental fault in the subcutaneous connective tissue or in underlying bone.
- A depression of similar appearance resulting from trauma or the contraction of scar tissue.
- dimple verb