Definition of askew
: out of line : at an angle The picture hung askew.
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Origin and Etymology of askew
probably from 1a- + skew
First Known Use: 1552See Words from the same year
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Definition of askew for Students
: not straight : at an angle Harry fell backward, his glasses askew … — J. K. Rowling, Goblet of Fire
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