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English definition of “skew-whiff”


adjective [after verb]     /ˌskjuːˈwɪf/ UK informal
sloping instead of straight, or wrongly positioned: You've got your hat on skew-whiff.Bending, twisting and curvingSlanting, sloping, leaning, tilting
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