forked

[ fawrkt, fawr-kid ]
/ fɔrkt, ˈfɔr kɪd /

adjective

having a fork or fork-like branches.
zigzag, as lightning.

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Idioms for forked

    to speak with / have a forked tongue, to speak deceitfully; attempt to deceive.
Also forky.

Origin of forked

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at fork, -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM forked

fork·ed·ly [fawr-kid-lee], /ˈfɔr kɪd li/, adverbfork·ed·ness, nounun·forked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for forked

forked
/ (fɔːkt, ˈfɔːkɪd) /

adjective

  1. having a fork or forklike parts
  2. (in combination)two-forked
having sharp angles; zigzag
insincere or equivocal (esp in the phrase forked tongue)

Derived forms of forked

forkedly (ˈfɔːkɪdlɪ), adverbforkedness, noun
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