Meaning of CROOKED in English


adj. (crookeder, crookedest) 1 a not straight or level; bent, curved, twisted. b deformed, bent with age. 2 colloq. not straightforward; dishonest. 3 Austral. & NZ sl. = CROOK adj. 2. 4 (foll. by on) Austral. sl. hostile to. crookedly adv. crookedness n.

[ ME f. CROOK, prob. after ON krókóttr ]

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