American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small furrow, ridge, or crease on a normally smooth surface, caused by crumpling, folding, or shrinking.
- n. A line or crease in the skin, as from age.
- n. A clever trick, method, or device, especially one that is new and different.
- n. A problem or imperfection; a fault: The report had to be revised because of a few wrinkles.
- v. To make wrinkles or a wrinkle in.
- v. To draw up into wrinkles; pucker: wrinkled her nose in disdain.
- v. To form wrinkles.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slight ridge in or raised line on a surface caused by contraction, folding, puckering, or rumpling; a line of corrugation, generally one of a series, either regularly or irregularly disposed; a crease: as, wrinkles in a garment, or in an old man's face; wrinkles (small corrugations) in a rock.
- To form wrinkles in: contract, fold, or pucker into small ridges and furrows or creases; corrugate; crease.
- To become contracted into wrinkles; shrink into furrows and ridges; be marked with wrinkles.
- n. A short pithy piece of information or advice; a valuable hint; a bit of useful knowledge or instruction; a good idea; a trick; a point; a notion; a device.
- n. A small furrow, ridge or crease in an otherwise smooth surface.
- n. A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.
- n. A fault, imperfection or bug especially in a new system or product; typically, they will need to be ironed out.
- v. transitive To make wrinkles in; to cause to have wrinkles.
- v. intransitive To pucker or become uneven or irregular.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Local, U. S. A winkle.
- n. A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold
- n. hence, any roughness; unevenness.
- n. colloq. A notion or fancy; a whim.
- v. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate.
- v. Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.
- v. To shrink into furrows and ridges.
- v. become wrinkled or crumpled or creased
- n. a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
- v. make wrinkled or creased
- n. a minor difficulty
- v. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
- v. gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker.
- n. a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)
- Probably from stem of Old English gewrinclod. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, back-formation from wrinkled, wrinkled, probably from Old English gewrinclod, past participle of gewrinclian, to wind, crease; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.”
“One extra wrinkle is that some loan officers are good at teasing out the details of a borrower's credit history and finding those that have bad pasts but good futures.”
“One wrinkle is that agencies often don't own up to the costs of their rules, so REINS should also hold for rules that a member designates as particularly controversial, not just "major" ones.”
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“Another wrinkle is that a large first class economic city is a big draw for ambitious folks, even if the average economic situation of a UKer were weaker than the average situation of a Dane (I'm not claiming it is).”
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“Another potential wrinkle is star Benicio Del Toro.”
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