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wrinkly

[ring-klee]
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adjective, wrin·kli·er, wrin·kli·est.
  1. having wrinkles or tending to wrinkle; creased; puckery: a wrinkly material.

Origin of wrinkly

First recorded in 1565–75; wrinkle1 + -y1
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Examples from the Web for wrinkly

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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Benjamin has a wrinkly smile, and Mrs. Benjamin is so understanding.

    The Cricket

    Marjorie Cooke

  • You've got a beard, and your forehead is all criss-cross and wrinkly, and your chin rough.

    A Round Dozen

    Susan Coolidge

  • And they had such romantic, crinkly, wrinkly, leathery faces.

    The River and I

    John G. Neihardt

  • The stiff, wrinkly oil-painting must be hard and cold to cry into.

    Tales of Two Countries

    Alexander Kielland

  • He thrust out his long arm and snatched his wrinkly vest from a chair.

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis


Word Origin and History for wrinkly

adj.

1580s, from wrinkle + -y (2). As teen slang noun for "old person," from 1972 (a British reference from 1982 applies it to people in their 40s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper