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wry-necked

or wry·necked

[rahy-nekt]
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adjective Informal.
  1. afflicted with wryneck.
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Origin of wry-necked

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Historical Examples

  • Among your wry-necked people I pass for one of the handsomest.

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

    Isaac D'Israeli

  • “You reminded me just now, my pal, of Wry-necked Charley the boshomengro” (fiddler).

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

    The Chief Legatee

    Anna Katharine Green

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