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.

Etymology: ME f. CROOK, prob. after ON kr{oacute}k{oacute}ttr

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.