dimple

A dimple is a small indentation in a surface. A dimple on your cheek is cute, but a dimple on your car door is not so cute.

A dimple can be an imperfection or tiny dent, but it's often a little cleft in a person's cheek or chin. People whose dimples show when they smile are particularly charming, and a dimpled chin is often considered quite handsome. One theory of the word's origin is that it meant "pothole" in Old English, from a Proto-Germanic root.

Definitions of dimple
1

n any slight depression in a surface

“there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball”
Type of:
depression, impression, imprint
a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

n a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin

“His dimple appeared whenever he smiled”
Type of:
depression, impression, imprint
a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

n a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached

Synonyms:
dimpled chad, pregnant chad
Type of:
chad
a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape

v mark with, or as if with, dimples

“drops dimpled the smooth stream”
Type of:
mark
make or leave a mark on

v produce dimples while smiling

“The child dimpled up to the adults”
Type of:
smile
change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

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