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wrinkle1

[ring-kuh l] /ˈrɪŋ kəl/
noun
1.
a small furrow or crease in the skin, especially of the face, as from aging or frowning.
2.
a temporary slight ridge or furrow on a surface, due to contraction, folding, crushing, or the like.
verb (used with object), wrinkled, wrinkling.
3.
to form wrinkles in; corrugate; crease:
Don't wrinkle your dress.
verb (used without object), wrinkled, wrinkling.
4.
to become wrinkled.
Origin of wrinkle1
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (noun), back formation from wrinkled, Old English gewrinclod, past participle of gewrinclian to wind round; perhaps akin to wrick, wrench
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  • It was a little old woman, her face all wrinkled and puckered.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • Her face was wrinkled and almost brown, her eyes now kind, now gloomy.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • wrinkled clothes and dusty black derby hat, he was conspicuous in the peacockean scene.

    Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday
  • Her face is rosy and wrinkled, and when she laughs it becomes a mass of merry furrows.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • And then, a wrinkled face at a window appeared to end the coming disclosure, for Douglas was softening.

    A Fascinating Traitor Richard Henry Savage
British Dictionary definitions for wrinkled

wrinkle1

/ˈrɪŋkəl/
noun
1.
a slight ridge in the smoothness of a surface, such as a crease in the skin as a result of age
verb
2.
to make or become wrinkled, as by crumpling, creasing, or puckering
Derived Forms
wrinkleless, adjective
wrinkly, adjective
Word Origin
C15: back formation from wrinkled, from Old English gewrinclod, past participle of wrinclian to wind around; related to Swedish vrinka to sprain, Lithuanian reñgti to twist. See wrench

wrinkle2

/ˈrɪŋkəl/
noun
1.
(informal) a clever or useful trick, hint, or dodge
Word Origin
Old English wrenc trick; related to Middle Low German wrank struggle, Middle High German ranc sudden turn. See wrench
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Word Origin and History for wrinkled

wrinkle

v.

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.

n.

"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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for wrinkled

wriggle out

verb phrase

To avoid or evade something (1848+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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