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[ring-klee] /ˈrɪŋ kli/
adjective, wrinklier, wrinkliest.
having wrinkles or tending to wrinkle; creased; puckery:
a wrinkly material.
1565-75; wrinkle + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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

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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An old person: I tried to help this wrinkly cross the street (1972+)

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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