crinkly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

crinkle +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

crinkly (comparative crinklier or more crinkly, superlative crinkliest or most crinkly)

  1. That crinkles.
  2. Having crinkles; wrinkly.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.

Noun[edit]

crinkly (plural crinklies)

  1. (pejorative) old person