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wimple

 noun
noun
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 Origin late Old English wimpel, of Germanic origin; related to German Wimpel ‘pennon, streamer’.
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