crook·​ery ˈkru̇-kə-rē How to pronounce crookery (audio)
: crooked dealings or practices

Examples of crookery in a Sentence

the dealer encouraged his sales reps to engage in crookery of all sorts, so long as it sold cars
Recent Examples on the Web But most of all, the NCAA needs Ogunbowale to remind the public that the collegiate model is worth defending, and that the enterprise is more than just crookery. Sally Jenkins,, 2 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crookery was in 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Crookery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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