adverb (or adjective)

: in a zigzag manner

Word History


probably alteration of crinkle-crankle

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cringle-crangle was in 1606

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“Cringle-crangle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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