Meaning of CROOKED in English


ˈkru̇kə̇d adjective

( sometimes -er/-est )

Etymology: Middle English croked, partly from crok, n. + -ed, partly from past participle of croken to crook

1. : having or distinguished by a crook or curve : not straight : bent , twisted

a crooked road

the pictures on a wall are crooked

an aged man with a crooked frame

2. : not straightforward : deviating from rectitude

crooked dealings

especially : fraudulent , dishonest

crooked politicians

a crooked business

crooked profits

• crook·ed·ly adverb

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.