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Etymology

Probably from stem of Old English gewrinclod.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
wrinkle

Plural
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  1. A small furrow, ridge or crease in an otherwise smooth surface.
  2. A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.
    Spending time out in the sun may cause you to develop wrinkles sooner.
  3. A fault, imperfection or bug especially in a new system or product; typically, they will need to be ironed out.
    Three months later, we're still discovering new wrinkles.

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Verb

Infinitive
to wrinkle

Third person singular
wrinkl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to wrinkle (third-person singular simple present wrinkl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make wrinkles in; to cause to have wrinkles.
    Be careful not to wrinkle your dress before we arrive.
  2. (intransitive) To pucker or become uneven or irregular.
    An hour in the tub will cause your fingers to wrinkle.

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References

  • "wrinkle" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

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