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crooked

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adjective crook·ed \ˈkru̇-kəd\

Simple Definition of crooked

  • : not straight : having bends and curves

  • : not set or placed straight

  • : not honest

Full Definition of crooked

  1. 1 :  not straight <a crooked road> <your tie is crooked>

  2. 2 :  dishonest <a crooked election> <crooked politicians>

crook·ed·ly adverb
crook·ed·ness noun

Examples of crooked

  1. <a long, crooked line of people had formed in front of the ticket booth>

  2. <the common belief that gambling casinos are often crooked businesses>



13th Century

First Known Use of crooked

13th century



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