[ ring-klee ]
/ ˈrɪŋ kli /

adjective, wrin·kli·er, wrin·kli·est.

having wrinkles or tending to wrinkle; creased; puckery: a wrinkly material.

Nearby words

  1. wring,
  2. wring together,
  3. wringer,
  4. wrinkle,
  5. wrinklies,
  6. wrist,
  7. wrist joint,
  8. wrist pin,
  9. wrist plate,
  10. wrist shot

Origin of wrinkly

First recorded in 1565–75; wrinkle1 + -y1

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Word Origin and History for wrinkly



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).

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