Definition of wimple noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwɪmpl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪmpl//
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a head covering made of cloth folded around the head and neck, worn by women in the Middle Ages and now by some nuns Word Originlate Old English wimpel, of Germanic origin; related to German Wimpel ‘pennon, streamer’.
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