wry-necked

or wry·necked

[ rahy-nekt ]

adjectiveInformal.
  1. having torticollis.

Origin of wry-necked

1
First recorded in 1590–1600

Words Nearby wry-necked

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How to use wry-necked in a sentence

  • Three or four couple was dancin', but none o' them was wry-necked enough to get the proper pose.

    Gullible's Travels, Etc. | Ring W. Lardner
  • I have seen enough of those wry-necked favourites of heaven at Constantinople.

    Romola | George Eliot
  • “You reminded me just now, my pal, of wry-necked Charley the boshomengro” (fiddler).

    The Gypsy's Parson | George Hall
  • Surely you are not all so hard-hearted that you would be angry because a poor wry-necked fellow had been cured in five minutes.

  • This, as the wry-necked man had said, admitted of a possible resurrection.

    The Chief Legatee | Anna Katharine Green