crinkum-crankum

noun

a fanciful name for any object that is full of twists and turns

Nearby words

  1. crinite,
  2. crinkle,
  3. crinkle leaf,
  4. crinkleroot,
  5. crinkly,
  6. crinogenic,
  7. crinoid,
  8. crinoline,
  9. crinoline stretcher,
  10. crinophagy

Word Origin for crinkum-crankum

C18: coinage based on crank 1

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