(comparative wrinklier, superlative wrinkliest)
- Having wrinkles.
- (informal) An old person.
wrinkle + -y
Variant of wrinkle
- a small ridge or furrow in a normally smooth surface, caused by contraction, crumpling, folding, etc.
- a crease or pucker in the skin, as any of those caused by aging, frowning, etc.
Origin of wrinkleMiddle English wrinkel, a wrinkle, probably back-formation ; from wrinkled ; from Old English (ge)wrinclod, past participle of (ge)wrinclian, to wind about, akin to wringan, to press, wring
transitive verbwrinkled, wrinkling
to form a wrinkle or wrinkles in, as by contracting; pucker; crease
to be or become wrinkled