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thrawn

[thrawn, thrahn] /θrɔn, θrɑn/
adjective, Scot.
1.
twisted; crooked; distorted.
2.
contrary; peevish; perverse.
3.
unpleasant; sullen.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (north and Scots), variant of thrown; see thraw
Related forms
thrawnly, adverb
thrawnness, noun
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thrawn

/θrɔːn/
adjective (Scot & Northern English, dialect)
1.
crooked or twisted
2.
stubborn; perverse
Word Origin
Northern English dialect, variant of thrown, from Old English thrāwan to twist about, throw
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