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wrinkly

[ring-klee] /ˈrɪŋ kli/
adjective, wrinklier, wrinkliest.
1.
having wrinkles or tending to wrinkle; creased; puckery:
a wrinkly material.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; wrinkle + -y1
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  • My plasma may command a higher price, unless old wrinkly flesh is the new rage.
  • She stood over her new calf, its wrinkly skin bunched around its neck and knees, resembling oversize gray pajamas.
  • It also cuts down on creases but makes some items into wrinkly messes.
Word Origin and History for wrinkly
adj.

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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wrinkle

noun
  1. An idea, device, trick, notion, style, etc, esp anewone: Wearing that thing sideways is a nice wrinkle (1817+)
  2. A defect or problem, esp a minor one; bug: The plan's still got a few wrinkles, nothing we can't handle (1643+)

[origin of first sense unknown; perhaps fr the same semantic impulse as twist in a similar sense, referring to a quick shift in course; perhaps a reference to a lack of plain simplicity in dress or decoration, and the prevalence of stylish pleats, folds, etc, since the earliest form is without all wrinkles; second sense fr the notion of ironing the wrinkles out of something]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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