adverb or adjective \ə-ˈskyü\

: not straight : at an angle

Full Definition of ASKEW

:  out of line :  awry <the picture hung askew>
askew·ness noun

Origin of ASKEW

probably from 1a- + skew
First Known Use: 1567
ASKEW Defined for Kids


adverb or adjective \ə-ˈskyü\

Definition of ASKEW for Kids

:  not straight :  at an angle <Harry fell backward, his glasses askew … — J. K. Rowling, Goblet of Fire>


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