- nBritish1.an elderly person or adult. A young person's dismissive (or sometimes grudgingly affectionate) term. It forms part of the group of post-1970 vogue terms which includes dusty, crumbly and wrinklie.2.a banknote, especially formerly a £1 banknote. The term was used by Sloane Rangers in the late 1970s.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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Crinkly — Crin kly ( kl?), a. Having crinkles; wavy; wrinkly. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
crinkly — crin|kly [ˈkrıŋkli] adj 1.) having a lot of small lines or folds ▪ She looked fondly at his crinkly face. ▪ He smiled his nice, crinkly smile. ▪ The paper was brown and crinkly at the edges. 2.) hair that is crinkly is stiff and curly ▪ He had… … Dictionary of contemporary English
crinkly — UK [ˈkrɪŋk(ə)lɪ] / US adjective Word forms crinkly : adjective crinkly comparative crinklier superlative crinkliest 1) something that is crinkly has a lot of crinkles in it 2) crinkly hair is rough and curly … English dictionary
crinkly — [[t]krɪ̱ŋkli[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A crinkly object has many small creases or folds in it or in its surface. ...her big crinkly face... Try Greek style crinkly olives for a richer flavour … English dictionary
crinkly — crin|kly [ krıŋkli ] adjective 1. ) something that is crinkly has a lot of crinkles in it 2. ) crinkly hair is rough and curly … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
crinkly — adjective 1 having many thin folds: Andrew stared at the old man s crinkly face. 2 hair that is crinkly is stiff and curly crinkliness noun (U) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
crinkly — old or an old person As wrinkled as a wrinkly: ... there was no sign of the yachting capped assholes or bejewelled crinkly women. (Bryson, 1991, describing shops on Capri out of season) … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
crinkly — adjective a stiff, crinkly fabric Syn: wrinkled, wrinkly, crinkled, creased, crumpled, rumpled, crimped, corrugated, fluted, puckered, furrowed; wavy … Thesaurus of popular words
crinkly — crinkle ► VERB ▪ form small creases or wrinkles. ► NOUN ▪ a small crease or wrinkle. DERIVATIVES crinkly adjective. ORIGIN related to CRINGE(Cf. ↑cringe) … English terms dictionary
crinkly — adjective see crinkle II … New Collegiate Dictionary
crinkly — /kring klee/, adj., crinklier, crinkliest. 1. having crinkles. 2. making a rustling noise. [1820 30; CRINKLE + Y1] * * * … Universalium