crookback

[ kroo k-bak ]
/ ˈkrʊkˌbæk /
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noun

a hunchback.

Nearby words

  1. cronyism,
  2. cronyn,
  3. crook,
  4. crook one's elbow,
  5. crook, george,
  6. crooke's granule,
  7. crooke's hyaline degeneration,
  8. crooked,
  9. crookedly,
  10. crookery

Origin of crookback

1400–50; late Middle English. See crook1, back1

Related formscrook·backed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for crookback

crookback

/ (ˈkrʊkˌbæk) /

noun

a rare word for hunchback
Derived Formscrookbacked, adjective

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