Wrinkle vs Kink - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between wrinkle and kink

is that wrinkle is a small furrow, ridge or crease in an otherwise smooth surface or wrinkle can be (us|dialect) a winkle while kink is a convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying or kink can be a tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.

As verbs the difference between wrinkle and kink

is that wrinkle is to make wrinkles in; to cause to have wrinkles while kink is to laugh loudly or kink can be to form a kink or twist.

wrinkle

Etymology 1

Probably from stem of (etyl) gewrinclod .

Alternative forms

* wrincle (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A small furrow, ridge or crease in an otherwise smooth surface.
  • A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.
  • Spending time out in the sun may cause you to develop wrinkles sooner.
  • A fault, imperfection or bug especially in a new system or product; typically, they will need to be ironed out.
  • Three months later, we're still discovering new wrinkles .
  • (dated) A notion or fancy; a whim.
  • to have a new wrinkle

    Verb

    (wrinkl)
  • To make wrinkles in; to cause to have wrinkles.
  • Be careful not to wrinkle your dress before we arrive.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed
  • To pucker or become uneven or irregular.
  • An hour in the tub will cause your fingers to wrinkle .
  • (skin) To develop irreversibly wrinkles; to age.
  • The skin is the substance that wrinkles , shows age, stretches, scars and cuts.
  • (obsolete) To sneer (at ).
  • (Marston)

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US, dialect) A winkle.
  • References

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    kink

    English

    (wikipedia kink)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) kinken, kynken, from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To laugh loudly.
  • To gasp for breath as in a severe fit of coughing.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) or (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.
  • We couldn't get enough water to put out the fire because of a kink in the hose.
  • A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.
  • They had planned to open another shop downtown, but their plan had a few kinks .
  • An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
  • * Frederic Swartwout Cozzens
  • Never a Yankee was born or bred / Without that peculiar kink in his head / By which he could turn the smallest amount / Of whatever he had to the best account.
  • (slang, countable, and, uncountable) Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.
  • * 2013 , Alison Tyler, H Is for Hardcore (page 13)
  • To top it all off, Lynn is into kink . Last night she was really into kink. It's a good thing that today is my day off because I need the time to recuperate and think things over.
  • (Scotland, dialect) A fit of coughing or laughter.
  • (mathematics) A positive 1-soliton solution to the
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To form a kink or twist.
  • To be formed into a kink or twist.
  • Derived terms

    * kinked * kinky * kinkle * kinkster ----