Definition of wrinkly in English:


Line breaks: wrin¦kly
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪŋkli

adjective (wrinklier, wrinkliest)

Having many lines or folds: her thin, wrinkly face
More example sentences
  • My face had little wrinkly lines on it from how much I had cried the night before.
  • In any case, the dog should be kept as clean as possible, particularly in wrinkly areas, to help prevent irritations in the skin folds.
  • Last I remember of it, it had several torn and wrinkly pages and the cover was folded and worn out.


(also wrinklie) (plural wrinklies) British informal , derogatory Back to top  
An old person: none of the wrinklies looked pleased to see their visitors
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  • The battle of the wrinklies commences when the ‘Oldie of the Year’ awards are presented in London.
  • This afternoon there were Victorian-style games, followed by a disco for 2-12s and a 70's disco for the wrinklies.
  • Often dismissed as wrinklies and fogeys, dodderers and ditherers, it turns out that Saga's target audience are, in fact, among the biggest consumers in the country.

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