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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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THRUMPLE, v., n. [θrʌmpl]

I. v. To crumple up, crush (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; ne.Sc. 1972).Rxb. 1847 J. Halliday Rustic Bard 141:
See him thrumple up the dirty papers.

II. n. The state or condition of being creased, crushed, crumpled or knocked about (ne.Sc., Ags. 1972).

[Variant of Frumple (See T, letter, 9. (1) (i)) but no doubt conflated with Thrummle, Thrump.]

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