Definition of runkle in US English:

runkle

(also runckle)

noun

Irish English, Scottish, Northern
  • A wrinkle; a crease.

verb

  • no object And with object. To wrinkle, rumple; (in later use also, of fabric, clothing, etc.) to ruck up.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Cursor Mundi: a Northumbrian poem of the 14th century. Origin uncertain. Perhaps from early Scandinavian, perhaps showing a blend with wrinkle. Compare later ruckle. Perhaps compare also Middle Dutch (rare) wronckelen to twist, to wind, and the related noun wronckel<br>late Middle English; earliest use found in The Prick of Conscience. Probably from runkle.

Pronunciation

runkle

/ˈrʌŋk(ə)l/