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.
[kroo k] /krʊk/
noun
1.
a bent or curved implement, piece, appendage, etc.; hook.
2.
the hooked part of anything.
3.
an instrument or implement having a bent or curved part, as a shepherd’s staff hooked at one end or the crosier of a bishop or abbot.
4.
a dishonest person, especially a sharper, swindler, or thief.
5.
a bend, turn, or curve:
a crook in the road.
6.
the act of crooking or bending.
7.
a pothook.
8.
Also called shank. a device on some musical wind instruments for changing the pitch, consisting of a piece of tubing inserted into the main tube.
verb (used with object)
9.
to bend; curve; make a crook in.
10.
Slang. to steal, cheat, or swindle:
She crooked a ring from that shop.
verb (used without object)
11.
to bend; curve.
/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
/krʊk/
noun
1.
a curved or hooked thing
2.
a staff with a hooked end, such as a bishop’s crosier or shepherd’s staff
3.
a turn or curve; bend
4.
(informal) a dishonest person, esp a swindler or thief
5.
the act or an instance of crooking or bending
6.
Also called shank. a piece of tubing added to a brass instrument in order to obtain a lower harmonic series
verb
7.
to bend or curve or cause to bend or curve
adjective
8.
(Austral & NZ, informal)

9.
(Austral & NZ, informal) go crook, go off crook, to lose one’s temper
10.
(Austral & NZ, informal) go crook at, go crook on, to rebuke or upbraid
n.

early 13c., “hook-shaped instrument or weapon,” from Old Norse krokr “hook, corner,” cognate with Old High German kracho “hooked tool,” of obscure origin but perhaps related to a widespread group of Germanic kr- words meaning “bent, hooked.” Meaning “swindler” is American English, 1879, from crooked in figurative sense of “dishonest” (1708). Crook “dishonest trick” was in Middle English.

noun phrase

Nonsense; lies and exaggerations; mendacious cant; bullshit: characterized reports of TJ Club activity in Weinstein’s campaign as a ”crock of shit”/ Asked about Burns’s contention, he replied, ”That’s a crock of shit” (1940s+)

noun

A habitual or professional criminal; a consistently dishonest person: The chief said, ”I’m not a crook” (1870s+)

verb

To steal: He crooked my socks (1940s+)
In addition to the idioms beginning with crook crook one’s elbow

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Crooked arm

    noun phrase A left-handed pitcher; southpaw (1940s+ Baseball)

  • Crooked knife

    noun See mocotaugan



  • Crookedly

    [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 […]

  • Crooker

    [kroo k] /krʊk/ adjective, Australian. 1. sick or feeble. 2. ill-humored; angry. 3. out of order; functioning improperly. 4. unsatisfactory; disappointing. /krʊk/ noun 1. a curved or hooked thing 2. a staff with a hooked end, such as a bishop’s crosier or shepherd’s staff 3. a turn or curve; bend 4. (informal) a dishonest person, […]



Disclaimer: Crooked definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.