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crookback

[kroo k-bak]
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noun
  1. a hunchback.
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Origin of crookback

1400–50; late Middle English. See crook1, back1
Related formscrook·backed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for crookback

Historical Examples

  • Crookback Dick was pleased to cheer the exploit, and, pushing his horse a little nearer, called to see the prisoners.

    The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Crookback Dick was pleased to cheer the exploit, and pushing his horse a little nearer, called to see the prisoners.

    The Black Arrow

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • When the battle of warfare begins, it shall be where Crookback Richard made his fray.

  • Have you never heard of Tyrrell, hireling of Crookback Richard​—​strangler of two drooling boys in the tower?

    The Red Tavern

    Charles Raymond Macauley


British Dictionary definitions for crookback

crookback

noun
  1. a rare word for hunchback
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Derived Formscrookbacked, adjective
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