thrawn

adjective
\ˈthrän \

Definition of thrawn 

chiefly Scotland

: lacking in pleasing or attractive qualities: such as

a : perverse, recalcitrant

b : crooked, misshapen

Other Words from thrawn

thrawnly adverb chiefly Scotland

First Known Use of thrawn

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thrawn

Middle English (Scots) thrawin, from past participle of Middle English thrawen to twist

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thrawn

thre-

thread

thread angle

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