Definition of crinkly-crankly in English:

crinkly-crankly

adjective

informal
  • Crooked, twisted; crumpled.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in String of Pearls. Reduplication (with vowel variation) of crinkly, perhaps as alteration of crinkle-crankle.

Pronunciation

crinkly-crankly

/ˌkrɪŋkliˈkraŋkli/