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thrawn

[thrawn, thrahn]
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adjective Scot.
  1. twisted; crooked; distorted.
  2. contrary; peevish; perverse.
  3. unpleasant; sullen.
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Origin of thrawn

1400–50; late Middle English (north and Scots), variant of thrown; see thraw
Related formsthrawn·ly, adverbthrawn·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for thrawn

Historical Examples

  • What he had to say was of vast importance, and Thrawn Island shared in his achievement.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

  • They were the windows of the Thrawn Island satellite-tracking installation.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

  • The bolide was not white-hot, then, as when it passed over Thrawn Island.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

  • There was a mention of Thrawn Island as being on the very edge of the Deep.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

  • "Morton's just been talking to me from Thrawn Island," he said abruptly.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster


British Dictionary definitions for thrawn

thrawn

adjective Scot and Northern English dialect
  1. crooked or twisted
  2. stubborn; perverse
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Word Origin

Northern English dialect, variant of thrown, from Old English thrāwan to twist about, throw
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