An example of a wrinkle is what happens to a piece of paper when you crinkle it into a ball.
An example of a wrinkle is a crease next to your eye after years of squinting from the sun.
The report had to be revised because of a few wrinkles.
My shirt was wrinkled after being so long in the suitcase.
Wrinkled her nose in disdain.
To have a new wrinkle.
Be careful not to wrinkle your dress before we arrive.
Origin of wrinkle
- Middle English back-formation from wrinkled wrinkled probably from Old English gewrinclod past participle of gewrinclian to wind, crease wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Probably from stem of Old English gewrinclod.