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From Old English wimpel. Ultimately from the Indo-European root weip- (to turn or tremble), which also gave us wipe, whip, vibrate, waif, and waive. Earliest documented use: before 1150, for verb: 1225.
“I sit / with hands folded, by a pond, a pool, wimpled by unknowing.
Kathleen Ossip; The Do-Over; Sarabande; 2015.
“The gray cobbles ... wimpled like the pebbles beneath the surface of a brook.”
William Faulkner; A Fable; Random House; 1954.
See more usage examples of wimple in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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