crinkum–crankum

noun crin·kum–cran·kum \¦kriŋkəm¦kraŋkəm\

Definition of crinkum–crankum

plural

-s

archaic

  1. :  something full of twists and turns :  a thing fancifully or excessively intricate and elaborate

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Origin and Etymology of crinkum–crankum

alteration (influenced by Latin nouns ending in -um) of crinkle-crankle


First Known Use: 1670


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