Origin of rumpleMiddle Dutch rompel ; from rompe, a wrinkle, akin to Old English hrympel, a wrinkle ; from Indo-European an unverified form (s)kremb-, to twist: see shrimp
- to make rumples (in)
- to make or become disheveled or tousled
verbrum·pled, rum·pling, rum·ples
- To wrinkle or form into folds or creases.
- To make unkempt or untidy.
- To become wrinkled or creased.
- To become unkempt or untidy.
Origin of rumplePerhaps Dutch rompelen, from Middle Dutch rumpelen.
(third-person singular simple present rumples, present participle rumpling, simple past and past participle rumpled)