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crooked

[kroo k-id for 1-4, 6; kroo kt for 5] /ˈkrʊk ɪd for 1-4, 6; krʊkt for 5/
adjective
1.
not straight; bending; curved:
a crooked path.
2.
askew; awry:
The picture on the wall seems to be crooked.
3.
deformed:
a man with a crooked back.
4.
not straightforward; dishonest.
5.
bent and often raised or moved to one side, as a finger or neck.
6.
(of a coin) polygonal:
a crooked sixpence.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English croked; see crook1, -ed2
Related forms
crookedly, adverb
crookedness, noun
uncrooked, adjective
uncrookedly, adverb
Synonyms
1. winding, devious, sinuous, flexuous, tortuous, spiral, twisted. 3. misshapen. 4. unscrupulous, knavish, tricky, fraudulent.
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British Dictionary definitions for crookedness

crooked

/ˈkrʊkɪd/
adjective
1.
bent, angled or winding
2.
set at an angle; not straight
3.
deformed or contorted
4.
(informal) dishonest or illegal
5.
(Austral, informal) crooked on (also) (krʊkt). hostile or averse to
Derived Forms
crookedly, adverb
crookedness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for crookedness

crooked

adjective

Dishonest; fraudulent;

[1870s+; Attested from 1225 in the larger sense ''immoral, perverse, not orthodox'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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