- 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)
From Middle English dympull, akin to Old High German tumphilo 'whirlpool' and Old English dyppan 'to dip'