Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FRUMPLE, v. To crease, crumple up (Upp. Lnk. 1825 Jam.; Mry., Bnff., Ags., Fif. 1953). Also in Eng. dial. Cf. Frample. Sc. 1936  J. G. Horne Flooer o' the Ling 15:
Frumplt an' dune, Their beauty gane, The leaves, like snaw, Flichter an' fa'.

[The same word as obs. or dial. Eng. frumple, wrinkle, n. and v., ? from Mid.Du. verrompelen, to wrinkle.]

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