withered; shrivelled up, shrunk up ...1840
from shrivelled (adj.) + -y
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1840 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Nothing very particular, Sir Matthew, unless it is because of the unaccountable fuss he makes about his elder brother, who is but a poor rickety, shriveldy sort of a child. For some reason or other, his bones never seemed to come rightly straight..."
From: The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, The Factory Boy
- Frances Trollope