Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[krim-uh-nuh s] /ˈkrɪm ə nəs/
adjective, Archaic.
Origin of criminous
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English < Old French crimineux < Medieval Latin, Latin crīminōsus, equivalent to crīmin- (stem of crīmen; see crime) + -ōsus -ous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for criminous
Historical Examples
  • First, there are frequent records of criminous clerks handed over to the bishop, in the ordinary routine, by the lay justices.

    Chaucer and His England G. G. Coulton
  • Each tells that blood tells, in that his selection of criminous groove will be governed largely by his instinctive predilections.

    Criminal Types V. M. Masten
  • On the most burning question, that of criminous clerks, he offered a compromise.

  • My natal Huck, retrograde in the tenth, gives an untrustworthy, criminous person.

    Conquest Over Time Michael Shaara

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for criminous

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for criminous

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for criminous