from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or marked by bends, curves, or angles.
- adj. Informal Dishonest or unscrupulous; fraudulent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of crook.
- adj. Not straight; having one or more bends or angles.
- adj. Set at an angle; not vertical or square.
- adj. Dishonest or illegal; corrupt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed.
- adj. Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right.
- adj. False; dishonest; fraudulent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bent; having angles or curves; deviating from a straight line; curved; curving; winding.
- Not straight, in a figurative sense, especially as regards rectitude of conduct; not upright or straightforward; not honest; wrong; perverse; cross-grained.
- Hence Made or sold in secret, without the payment of the taxes or submitting to the regulations or inspection required by law: as, crooked whisky.
- Synonyms Bowed, awry, askew, deformed, distorted.
- Deceitful, tricky, dishonorable, knavish. See irregular.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. irregular in shape or outline
- adj. not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
- adj. having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned
- adj. having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
From crook, equivalent to crook + -ed. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English croked, crokid, past participle of croken ("to crook, bend"). Cognate with Danish kroget ("crooked"). More at crook. (Wiktionary)