Date: 1300-1400
Origin: wrinkled 'twisted, winding' (14-16 centuries), probably from Old English gewrinclian 'to wind'


1 noun
wrin‧kle1 [countable]
1DCB wrinkles are lines on your face and skin that you get when you are old:
Her face was a mass of wrinkles.
2DCC a small untidy fold in a piece of clothing or paper [= crease]:
She walked over to the bed and smoothed out the wrinkles.

iron out the wrinkles

to solve the small problems in something
wrinkly adjective:
her thin, wrinkly face

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