- a small furrow or crease in the skin, especially of the face, as from aging or frowning.
- a temporary slight ridge or furrow on a surface, due to contraction, folding, crushing, or the like.
- to form wrinkles in; corrugate; crease: Don't wrinkle your dress.
- to become wrinkled.
Origin of wrinkle1
Examples from the Web for wrinkled
When they are done, the casing has transformed from translucent membrane into chewy, wrinkled coat.The Texas Church of Beef
Jane & Michael Stern
April 27, 2014
Meanwhile, I sit in my wrinkled, ill-fitting blazer, sweaty from nerves and running to get to this interview on time.Marlo Thomas Says Girls Should Feel Free to Be Like Hannah Horvath
April 24, 2014
I remember how we had to reuse the wrinkled brown paper lunch bags with our names on them week after week.Remembering Ma Laureys, the Mother of 10 Christie Slandered to Win His First Election
January 23, 2014
There were no eyebrows; but under the dirty, wrinkled skin of the forehead a great ridge of bone projected like a shelf.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley
November 3, 2013
Some men were not men at all but mere preteens; others had wrinkled faces and graying hair.Egypt’s Plague of Sex Attacks
July 5, 2013
The healthy and the young might read a lesson on her blanched and wrinkled cheek.
Her ivory forehead was wrinkled charmingly in a little frown of obstinacy.Within the Law
One was an elderly savage, with a wrinkled, shrewd countenance.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
You will become fat and wrinkled and old just like the other women who were young when you were young.Casanova's Homecoming
Peppajee eyed him comprehendingly, but there was no yielding in his brown, wrinkled face.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
- a slight ridge in the smoothness of a surface, such as a crease in the skin as a result of age
- to make or become wrinkled, as by crumpling, creasing, or puckering
- informal a clever or useful trick, hint, or dodge
Word Origin and History for wrinkled
c.1400 (implied in wrinkling), probably from stem of Old English gewrinclod "wrinkled, crooked, winding," past participle of gewrinclian "to wind, crease," from perfective prefix ge- + -wrinclian "to wind," from Proto-Germanic *wrankjan (see wrench (v.)). Related: Wrinkled.
"fold or crease in the extenal body," late 14c.; in cloth or clothing from early 15c., probably from wrinkle (v.). Meaning "defect, problem" first recorded 1640s; that of "idea, device, notion" (especially a new one) is from 1817.