adjective \ˈkr-kəd\

: not straight : having bends and curves

: not set or placed straight

: not honest

Full Definition of CROOKED

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

First Known Use of CROOKED

13th century


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