crooked

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adjective crook·ed \ˈkru̇-kəd\

Definition of crooked

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

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

crookedly

adverb

crookedness

noun

Examples of crooked in a sentence

  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


CROOKED Defined for English Language Learners

crooked

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adjective crook·ed \ˈkru̇-kəd\

Definition of crooked for English Language Learners

  • : not straight : having bends and curves

  • : not set or placed straight

  • : not honest


CROOKED Defined for Kids

crooked

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adjective crook·ed \ˈkru̇-kəd\

Definition of crooked for Students

  1. 1 :  having bends and curves <a crooked path>

  2. 2 :  not set or placed straight <The picture is crooked.>

  3. 3 :  dishonest <a crooked card game>

crookedly

adverb

crookedness

noun


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