Definition of crooked adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkrʊkɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrʊkɪd//
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  1. 1not in a straight line; bent or twisted a crooked nose/smile a village of crooked streets Your glasses are on crooked. opposite straight
  2. 2dishonest a crooked businessman/deal All the officials are crooked.
  3. 3crooked (on somebody) (Australian English, informal) annoyed It's not you I'm crooked on, it's him. More Like This Adjectives ending in –ed pronounced /-ɪd/ aged, beloved, crooked, dogged, learned, naked, ragged, rugged, sacred, wickedSee worksheet.
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from crook, probably modelled on Old Norse krókóttr ‘crooked, cunning’.Extra examples The top looks a bit crooked: I don’t think it’s on right. She flashed him a crooked smile. She had prim lips and, above them, a slightly crooked nose. The old part of the city is a maze of crooked streets and small alleys. The president has vowed to jail crooked executives.
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