how to pronounce crimp


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crimp is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of crimp in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… little bit of a crimp you need a good …”

meanings of crimp


  1. An agent who procures seamen, soldier, etc., especially by decoying, entrapping, impressing, or seducing them.
  2. The natural curliness of wool fibres.
  3. A fastener or a fastening method that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together, often with a tool that adds indentations to capture the parts.
  4. Hair that is shaped so it bends back and forth in many short kinks.
  5. One who infringes sub-section 1 of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1854, applied to a person other than the owner, master, etc., who engages seamen without a license from the Board of Trade.
  6. A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
  7. A card game.


  1. To press into small ridges or folds, to pleat, to corrugate.
  2. To pinch and hold; to seize.
  3. To bend or mold leather into shape.
  4. To style hair into a crimp, to form hair into tight curls, to make it kinky.
  5. To fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened.
  6. To gash the flesh, e.g. of a raw fish, to make it crisper when cooked.
  7. To impress (seamen or soldiers); to entrap, to decoy.


  1. Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.
  2. Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.

crimp frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word crimp occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics crimp can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that crimp can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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