wrinkly

wrinkly
[[t]rɪ̱ŋkli[/t]]
wrinklies
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A wrinkly surface has a lot of wrinkles on it.

...wrinkly cotton and wool stockings.

...a smallish, greying man, with a wrinkly face.

2) N-COUNT Young people sometimes refer to older people as wrinklies, especially when they are teasing them or making fun of the way they behave. [BRIT, INFORMAL, OFFENSIVE]

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  • Wrinkly — Wrin kly, a. Full of wrinkles; having a tendency to be wrinkled; corrugated; puckered. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] His old wrinkly face grew quite blown out at last. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrinkly — (adj.) 1580s, from WRINKLE (Cf. wrinkle) + Y (Cf. y) (2). As teen slang noun for old person, from 1972 (a British reference from 1982 applies it to people in their 40s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • wrinkly — ► ADJECTIVE (wrinklier, wrinkliest) ▪ having many wrinkles. ► NOUN (pl. wrinklies) Brit. informal, derogatory ▪ an old person …   English terms dictionary

  • wrinkly — I UK [ˈrɪŋklɪ] / US adjective Word forms wrinkly : adjective wrinkly comparative wrinklier superlative wrinkliest covered in wrinkles II UK [ˈrɪŋklɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms wrinkly : singular wrinkly plural wrinklies British informal an …   English dictionary

  • wrinkly — /ring klee/, adj., wrinklier, wrinkliest. having wrinkles or tending to wrinkle; creased; puckery: a wrinkly material. [1565 75; WRINKLE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wrinkly Kong — est un personnage imaginaire créé par Rare pour Donkey Kong Country 2. Vieille femelle gorille débonnaire habillée d un gilet de laine vert et d une paire de lunettes, Wrinkly Kong est présentée comme l amie, si ce n est la femme de Cranky Kong.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wrinkly Face Provincial Park — Infobox protected area | name = Wrinkly Face Provincial Park iucn category = caption = Location of Wrinkly Face Provincial Park in British Columbia locator x = 208 locator y = 218 location = British Columbia, Canada nearest city = Winfield lat… …   Wikipedia

  • wrinkly — adjective see wrinkle I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wrinkly — 1. adjective Having wrinkles. 2. noun An old person …   Wiktionary

  • wrinkly — wrin|kly [ˈrıŋkli] n plural wrinklies BrE informal not polite an offensive word for someone who is old …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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