thrawn

[ thrawn, thrahn ]
/ θrɔn, θrɑn /

adjective Scot.

twisted; crooked; distorted.
contrary; peevish; perverse.
unpleasant; sullen.

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Origin of thrawn

1400–50; late Middle English (north and Scots), variant of thrown; see thraw

OTHER WORDS FROM thrawn

thrawnly, adverbthrawnness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for thrawn

thrawn
/ (θrɔːn) /

adjective Scot and Northern English dialect

crooked or twisted
stubborn; perverse

Word Origin for thrawn

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