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Etymology 1[edit]

From crook, equivalent to crook +‎ -ed.




  1. simple past tense and past participle of crook

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English croked, crokid, past participle of croken (to crook, bend). Cognate with Danish kroget (crooked). More at crook.


  • Adjective: enPR: kro͝ok'ĭd, IPA(key): /ˈkrʊkɪd/
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    pronunciation refers to adjective form.


crooked (comparative more crooked, superlative most crooked)

  1. Not straight; having one or more bends or angles.
    We walked up the crooked path to the top of the hill.
  2. Set at an angle; not vertical or square.
    That picture is crooked - could you straighten it up for me?
  3. (figuratively) Dishonest or illegal; corrupt.
    He was trying to interest me in another one of his crooked deals.
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