Definition of crook
Origin of crook1
Words nearby crook
Other definitions for crook (2 of 3)
Origin of crook2
Other definitions for crook (3 of 3)
How to use crook in a sentence
A bouquet of roses rested in the crook of her arm, and a crown adorned her curled blond hair.
If you are tempted to respond because the caller has some identifying information, keep in mind the crooks read the obituaries to find relatives of covid victims.A new FEMA program offers up to $9,000 to help with covid-19 funerals. Scammers see an opportunity.|Michelle Singletary|April 16, 2021|Washington Post
Svo had built a reputation of living up to the ideals of a vor, never giving in to the authorities, even when it meant extra jail time, and was given his due respect by crooks of all backgrounds.The Mobster Who Brought Armenia and Azerbaijan Together … in Death|Fiona Zublin|October 9, 2020|Ozy
Using information they know about people, crooks are applying for benefits and directing them electronically to their own bank accounts.
The Build the Wall case is another example of alleged crooks’ text messages coming back to haunt them.
Turns out, this is the second notorious crook to come from this small town.
And she was clearly more intelligent than your average crook.
The crook then produces a MetroCard of his own and offers to swipe the would-be traveler through—for a premium price.
Wall Street crook Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, has just taken three very strong, very expired sedatives.The Real Wolf of Wall Street: Jordan Belfort’s Vulgar Memoirs|Jimmy So|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Errichetti was a foul-mouthed megalomaniac and “a crook at heart,” Greene wrote.The Real Story and Lesson of the Abscam Sting in ‘American Hustle’|Jimmy So|December 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I saw every crook in the fence, every rut in the road, every bush and tree long before we came to it.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
Only then did I own that by hook or by crook—and mostly by crook, I was forced to suspect—they had purposely given me the slip.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
I, too, am a shepherd, you know; but a shepherd in black and without his crook is somewhat in the way.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Frequently the shepherd carries a staff or crook in his hand, on which he sometimes leans, as if weary beneath his burden.
Sometimes a milk-pail is represented near a lamb, or hanging on a crook by its side, or even resting on its back.
British Dictionary definitions for crook
- of poor quality
- unpleasant; bad
Word Origin for crook
Other Idioms and Phrases with crook
In addition to the idioms beginning with crook
- crook one's elbow
- by hook or crook