Rum·ple v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Rumpled p. pr. & vb. n. Rumpling ] To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to wrinkle; to crumple; as, to rumple an apron or a cravat.
They would not give a dog's ear of their most rumpled and ragged Scotch paper for twenty of your fairest assignats. --Burke.
Rum·ple, n. A fold or plait; a wrinkle.
v 1: disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"
[syn: ruffle, ruffle up, mess up]
2: to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She
puckered her lips" [syn: pucker, cockle, crumple, knit]
3: become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't
wrinkle" [syn: crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle]