(dialect) A crick.
Other Word Forms of Cringe
Origin of Cringe
From Middle English *crinchen, crenchen, crengen, from Old English cringan, crincan (“to yield, cringe; fall; perish, die”), from Proto-Germanic *kringaną, *krinkaną (“to fall”), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (“to twist, wind”). Cognate with Scots crenge, creinge, creenge, crienge (“to cringe, shrug”). Related to crinkle.
Middle English crengen to bend haughtily probably ultimately from Old English cringan to give way
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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