Whimple

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Whimple See Wimple.
    • v. i Whimple To whiffle; to veer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • whimple An erroneous form of wimple.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Whimple hwim′pl (Spens.) Same as Wimple.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Whiffle

Usage

In literature:

By the side of the track the old dame was standing, fastening her red whimple once more round her head.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Mrs. Whimple confides to me that he is certainly going.
"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens
Those people with her are the Whimples, very old acquaintances of mine; they're always having trouble, poor things.
"Reginald" by Saki
It was Simmons who had insisted on the arrangement for the adjoining office, though Whimple at first had strongly demurred.
"William Adolphus Turnpike" by William Banks
Lieutenant Whimple then started to return, meeting on his way Captain Fogg.
"Brother Against Brother" by John Roy Musick
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