CROOKED, pp. or a. 1. Bent; curved; curving; winding. 2. Winding in moral conduct; devious; froward; perverse; going out of the path of rectitude; given to obliquity or wandering from duty. They are a perverse and crooked generation. Deutoronomy 32.
adj. (crookeder, crookedest) 1 a not straight or level; bent, curved, twisted. b deformed, bent with age. 2 colloq. not straightforward; dishonest. 3 Austral. & NZ sl. = CROOK adj. 2. 4 (foll. by on) Austral. sl. hostile to. Derivatives: crookedly adv. crookedness n. Etymology: ME f. CROOK, prob. after ON krókóttr
Crooked Crook"ed (kr??k"?d), a. 1. Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed. ``Crooked paths.'' --Locke. he is deformed, crooked, old, and sere. --Shak. 2. Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right. They are a perverse and crooked generation. --Deut. xxxii. 5. 3. False; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings. Crooked whisky, whisky on which the payment of duty has been fraudulently evaded. [Slang, U.S.] --Barlett.
Crook Crook (kr??k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crooked (kr??kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Crooking.] [OE. croken; cf. Sw. kr?ka, Dan. kr?ge. See Crook, n.] 1. To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve. Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee. --Shak. 2. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist. [Archaic] There is no one thing that crooks youth more than such unlawfull games. --Ascham. What soever affairs pass such a man's hands, he crooketh them to his own ends. --Bacon.
1. If you describe something as crooked, especially something that is usually straight, you mean that it is bent or twisted. ...the crooked line of his broken nose....a crooked little tree.? straight ADJ 2. A crooked smile is uneven and bigger on one side than the other. Polly gave her a crooked grin.= lopsided ADJ • crookedlyNick was smiling crookedly at her.ADV 3. If you describe a person or an activity as crooked, you mean that they are dishonest or criminal. (INFORMAL) ...a crooked cop...= bent ADJ