acrook

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ crook

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

acrook (not comparable)

  1. Crookedly; held or disposed in a crooked manner.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Nicholas Udall to this entry?)
    • 1907, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Human Toll (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 198:
      "Arm acrook, too, a-thinkin' thet in ther dark all cats is grey."

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for acrook in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)