Origin of crook2
Examples from the Web for crooker
Mrs. Crooker had once said, "Mamie Bing has a passion for self-improvement."
"The fruit of the vine of plenty," said Judge Crooker, who had just come up the stairs.
"We have learned that money is not the thing that makes happiness," Judge Crooker began.
Judge Crooker came in the evening with ice-cream and a frosted cake.
Crooker and Mullett attacked the enemy's wagon train in flank.Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson|John McElroy
British Dictionary definitions for crooker
- of poor quality
- unpleasant; bad
Word Origin for crook
Word Origin and History for crooker
early 13c., "hook-shaped instrument or weapon," from Old Norse krokr "hook, corner," cognate with Old High German kracho "hooked tool," of obscure origin but perhaps related to a widespread group of Germanic kr- words meaning "bent, hooked." Meaning "swindler" is American English, 1879, from crooked in figurative sense of "dishonest" (1708). Crook "dishonest trick" was in Middle English.
Idioms and Phrases with crooker
In addition to the idioms beginning with crook
- crook one's elbow
- by hook or crook