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Definition of "wrinkle" []

  • A small furrow, ridge, or crease on a normally smooth surface, caused by crumpling, folding, or shrinking. (noun)
  • A line or crease in the skin, as from age. (noun)
  • A clever trick, method, or device, especially one that is new and different. (noun)
  • A problem or imperfection; a fault: The report had to be revised because of a few wrinkles. (noun)
  • To make wrinkles or a wrinkle in. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wrinkle" in a sentence
  • "People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert."
  • "One extra wrinkle is that some loan officers are good at teasing out the details of a borrower's credit history and finding those that have bad pasts but good futures."
  • "One wrinkle is that agencies often don't own up to the costs of their rules, so REINS should also hold for rules that a member designates as particularly controversial, not just "major" ones."