crooked

[ krook-id for 1-4, 6; krookt for 5 ]
/ ˈkrʊk ɪd for 1-4, 6; krʊkt for 5 /

adjective

not straight; bending; curved: a crooked path.
askew; awry: The picture on the wall seems to be crooked.
deformed: a man with a crooked back.
not straightforward; dishonest.
bent and often raised or moved to one side, as a finger or neck.
(of a coin) polygonal: a crooked sixpence.

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Origin of crooked

1200–50; Middle English croked;see crook1, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM crooked

crook·ed·ly, adverbcrook·ed·ness, nounun·crook·ed, adjectiveun·crook·ed·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for crooked

crooked
/ (ˈkrʊkɪd) /

adjective

bent, angled or winding
set at an angle; not straight
deformed or contorted
informal dishonest or illegal
crooked on (also krʊkt) Australian informal hostile or averse to

Derived forms of crooked

crookedly, adverbcrookedness, noun
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