askew

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈskyü\

Definition of askew

  1. :  out of line :  at an angle The picture hung askew.

askewness

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askew was our Word of the Day on 09/29/2015. Hear the podcast!

Origin and Etymology of askew

probably from 1a- + skew


First Known Use: 1552


ASKEW Defined for Kids

askew

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈskyü\

Definition of askew for Students

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



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