Main definitions of crink in English

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crink1

noun

  • A twist, bend, or crook.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). Apparently either shortened from crinkle (although attested slightly earlier), or perhaps the reflex of a noun ultimately from the same base.

Pronunciation

crink

/krɪŋk/

Main definitions of crink in English

: crink1crink2crink3

crink2

verb

rare
  • no object To emit a sharp, thin sound.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Gilbert White (1720–1793), naturalist. Apparently imitative, or perhaps a variant or alteration of creak or crick.

Pronunciation

crink

/krɪŋk/

Main definitions of crink in English

: crink1crink2crink3

crink3

verb

  • 1with object To bend, twist; to form into furrows or wrinkles; to crinkle. Also without object with up.

  • 2rare with object Crick.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Clare (1793–1864), poet, farm labourer, and naturalist. Probably either from crink, or shortened from crinkle, or the reflex of a parallel formation from the same base.

Pronunciation

crink

/krɪŋk/