Crimp vs Frizz - What's the difference?
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Crimp is a related term of frizz.
As nouns the difference between crimp and frizz
is that crimp
is a fastener or a fastening method that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together, often with a tool that adds indentations to capture the parts or crimp
can be an agent making it his business to procure seamen, soldiers, etc, especially by seducing, decoying, entrapping, or impressing them [since the passing of the merchant shipping act of 1854, applied to one who infringes sub-section 1 of this act, ie to a person other than the owner, master, etc, who engages seamen without a license from the board of trade] while frizz
is a mass of tightly curled or unruly hair.
As verbs the difference between crimp and frizz
is that crimp
is to fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened or crimp
can be to impress (seamen or soldiers); to entrap, to decoy while frizz
) of hair, to form into a mass of tight curls.
As an adjective crimp
is (obsolete) easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(etyl) crempen, from (etyl) .
Cognate to Dutch krimpen, via Middle Dutch crimpen, to Low German crimpen,
[ ] and to Faroese . From or cognate to Old Norse kreppa.
Possible cognate to cramp.
Origins, p. 130, by Eric Partridge
(obsolete) Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
* J. Philips
(obsolete) Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.
- Now the fowler treads the crimp earth.
- The evidence is crimp ; the witnesses swear backward and forward, and contradict themselves.
A fastener or a fastening method that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together, often with a tool that adds indentations to capture the parts.
(obsolete, UK, dialect) A coal broker.
- The strap was held together by a simple metal crimp .
(obsolete) One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
- (De Foe)
(obsolete) A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
(usually, in the plural) A hairstyle which has been crimped, or shaped so it bends back and forth in many short kinks.
(obsolete) A card game.
- (Ben Jonson)
To fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened.
To pinch and hold; to seize.
To style hair into a crimp.
To join the edges of food products. For example: Cornish pasty, pies, jiaozi, Jamaican patty, and sealed crustless sandwiches.
- He crimped the wire in place.
An agent making it his business to procure seamen, soldiers, etc., especially by seducing, decoying, entrapping, or impressing them. [Since the passing of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1854, applied to one who infringes sub-section 1 of this Act, i.e. to a person other than the owner, master, etc., who engages seamen without a license from the Board of Trade.]
- When a master of a ship..has lost any of his hands, he applies to a crimp ..who makes it his business to seduce the men belonging to some other ship.
- Trepanned into the West India Company's service by the crimps or silver-coopers as a common soldier.
- Offering three guineas ahead to the crimps for every good able seaman.
- I hear there are plenty of good men stowed away by the crimps at different places.
- Sallying forth at night..he came near being carried off by a gang of crimps .
- In the high and palmy days of the crimp , the pirate, the press-gang.
To impress (seamen or soldiers); to entrap, to decoy.
- Coaxing and courting with intent to crimp him. — Carlyle.
- Plundering corn and crimping recruits.
- Clutching at him, to crimp him or impress him.
- The cruel folly which crimps a number of ignorant and innocent peasants, dresses them up in uniform..and sends them off to kill and be killed.
- The Egyptian Government crimped negroes in the streets of Cairo.
- Why not create customers in the Queen's dominions..instead of trying..to crimp them in other countries?
From (etyl) frysen, from (etyl) friser, .
(lb) Of hair, to form into a mass of tight curls.
(lb) To curl; to make frizzy.
* (Samuel Pepys) (1633-1703)
* 1937 , (John Betjeman),
- with her hair frizzed short up to her ears
- In labour-saving homes, with care, / Their wives frizz out peroxide hair.
To form into little burs, knobs, or tufts, as the nap of cloth.
To make (leather) soft and of even thickness by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument.
- There was also hairdressing: hairdressing, too, really was hairdressing in those times — no running a comb through it and that was that. It was curled, frizzed , waved, put in curlers overnight, waved with hot tongs;.
From (etyl) fryse, from the verb. See above.
A mass of tightly curled or unruly hair.