noun[mass noun] archaic
Elaborate decoration or detail.
More example sentences
- Ay, here's none of your straight lines here, but all taste, zig-zag, crinkum-crankum, in and out, right and left, so and again, twisting like a worm.
- The crackle-glaze boulder shapes, the crinkum-crankum ledges, the skewed pagoda silhouettes of the mountains belonged to no Occidental geography.
Definition of crinkum-crankum in:
- The US English dictionary