Definition of crooked
1 : not straight a crooked road Your tie is crooked.
2 : dishonest a crooked election crooked politicians
Examples of crooked in a Sentence
a long, crooked line of people had formed in front of the ticket booth
the common belief that gambling casinos are often crooked businesses
Recent Examples of crooked from the Web
Here was boxing living down to its crooked reputation again late Saturday.
Bad Genius ultimately is more about the escapade than its consequences, showing that bad things continue to happen in this crooked world.
Abramoff, the crooked conservative activist and lobbyist, refashioned himself after returning from prison as a chastened reformer.
Knappenberger sets the scene in the tense climate of 2016, when Donald Trump was ascending in the polls while raging at the supposedly crooked media.
In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo, residents walk past the crooked minaret in a busy market area in Mosul, Iraq.
FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo, residents walk past the crooked minaret in a busy market area in Mosul, Iraq.
The company has partnered with investigative journalists who have uncovered crooked judges in Ghana and doctors in Zimbabwe selling HIV/AIDS medicine on the black market.
His family opened his personal diaries to a journalist for the first time to get the whole, crooked, tragic story.
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CROOKED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crooked for English Language Learners
: not straight : having bends and curves
: not set or placed straight
: not honest
CROOKED Defined for Kids
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