crook

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[ kroo k ]
/ krʊk /
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adjective Australian.

sick or feeble.
ill-humored; angry.
out of order; functioning improperly.
unsatisfactory; disappointing.

Origin of crook

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First recorded in 1875–80; perhaps alteration of cronk
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British Dictionary definitions for crooker

crook

/ (krʊk) /

noun

verb

to bend or curve or cause to bend or curve

adjective

Word Origin for crook

C12: from Old Norse krokr hook; related to Swedish krok, Danish krog hook, Old High German krācho hooked tool
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Word Origin and History for crooker

crook


n.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with crooker

crook


In addition to the idioms beginning with crook

  • crook one's elbow

also see:

  • by hook or crook
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