Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crimp

3 senses of crimp

Sense 1
fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend -- (an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow")
       => angular shape, angularity -- (a shape having one or more sharp angles)

Sense 2
crimp, crimper -- (someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers)
       => kidnapper, kidnaper, abductor, snatcher -- (someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom))

Sense 3
crimp -- (a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled)
       => lock, curl, ringlet, whorl -- (a strand or cluster of hair)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crimp

2 senses of crimp

Sense 1
crimp, pinch -- (make ridges into by pinching together)
       => fold, fold up, turn up -- (bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar")

Sense 2
crimp, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink up, kink -- (curl tightly; "crimp hair")
       => curl, wave -- (twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please")

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