A wrinkle-bellied whore ; one who has had a number of bastards : child-bearing leaves wrinkles in a woman's belly.

To take the wrinkles out of any one's belly ; to fill it out by a hearty meal.

You have one wrinkle more in your arse ; i.e. you have one piece of knowledge more than you had, every fresh piece of knowledge being supposed by the vulgar naturalists to add a wrinkle to that part.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Wrin"kle (?), n.

A winkle.

[Local, U.S.]


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Wrin"kle, n. [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. .]


A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth.

"The wrinkles in my brows."


Within I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but unspent youth. Emerson.


hence, any roughness; unevenness.

Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky. Dryden.

3. [Perhaps a different word, and a dim. AS. wrenc a twisting, deceit. Cf. Wrench, n.]

A notion or fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle.



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Wrin"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrinkled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wrinkling (?).]


To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow.

"Sport that wrinkled Care derides."


Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed. Pope.


Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.

A keen north wind that, blowing dry, Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed. Milton.

Then danced we on the wrinkled sand. Bryant.

To wrinkle at, to sneer at. [Obs.]



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Wrin"kle, v. i.

To shrink into furrows and ridges.


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