askew

[ uh-skyoo ]
/ əˈskyu /

adverb

to one side; out of line; in a crooked position; awry: to wear one's hat askew; to hang a picture askew.
with disapproval, scorn, contempt, etc.; disdainfully: They looked askew at the painting.

adjective

crooked; awry: Your clothes are all askew.

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Origin of askew

First recorded in 1565–75; a-1 + skew

OTHER WORDS FROM askew

a·skew·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for askew

British Dictionary definitions for askew

askew
/ (əˈskjuː) /

adverb, adjective

at an oblique angle; towards one side; awry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012