crinkly crinkly


  • (adj) uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves



  1. For about a month I was a spare, sinewy frontiersman in fringed buckskin, with crinkly little lines about the eyes and a slow laconic drawl.
  2. At first, the grains of rice that Ingo Potrykus sifted through his fingers did not seem at all special, but that was because they were still encased in their dark, crinkly husks.
  3. Frenchmen, clutching crisp or crinkly banknotes, felt their wealth oozing from them as insidiously as though they grasped a handful of slime.


  • Adam Platt on Shake Shack’s New, ‘Fresh’ Fries

    Are the new ones really better? Unlike many of my respected, French-fry-obsessed colleagues , I’ve always been partial to the original, fat, crinkle-cut (and yes, scandalously frozen) fries served at my neighborhood Shake Shack, up on 23rd Street. I like the heft and size of the fry and the way the stubby, crinkly cut shape visually complements the densely compact shape of the Shack Burger ...
    on August 8, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  • "This isn't a Tom Clancy book or something in the `Left Behind' series," says Jillette. "I'll be happy if people say it's a pretty good book by some [expletive] Vegas magician that's just fine on the shelf with those weird, crinkly olives."
    on Jul 3, 2004 By: Penn Jillette Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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