• (v. t.) To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that the material will retain the shape intended; to give a wavy appearance to; as, to crimp the border of a cap; to crimp a ruffle. Cf. Crisp.
  • (v. t.) To pinch and hold; to seize.
  • (v. t.) to entrap into the military or naval service; as, to crimp seamen.
  • (v. t.) To cause to contract, or to render more crisp, as the flesh of a fish, by gashing it, when living, with a knife; as, to crimp skate, etc.
  • (a.) Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
  • (a.) Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.
  • (n.) A coal broker.
  • (n.) One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
  • (n.) A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
  • (n.) Hair which has been crimped; -- usually in pl.
  • (n.) A game at cards.

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