Definitions starting with C

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n. 1. [cf. DAB crimp an artificial waviness or undulation of the hair] waves of tightly curled hair, natural for some people of mixed ancestry: Boy, I have a head full of crimps (Long). (Black)

2. [cf. SCRIMPS shrimp + simplification of initial consonant cluster] shrimp: 1918 [Whale:] I live anywhere to get crimps (Parsons 76). (Mayag.)

Tags: animal, food, hair, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-17 00:32
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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