crooked Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “crooked” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of crooked from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crooked" in American English

See all translations

crookedadjective

 us   /ˈkrʊk·ɪd/
  • crooked adjective (OF BENT PART)

not ​straight or not ​even; ​twisted, ​bent, or ​uneven: That dog’s ​tail is crooked. Yourglasses are on crooked.
  • crooked adjective (OF BAD PERSON)

done through ​cheating or other ​dishonestbehavior: Their ​effortscentered on crooked ​deals in which ​officials took ​bribes.
(Definition of crooked from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"crooked" in Business English

See all translations

crookedadjective

uk   us   /ˈkrʊkɪd/ informal
dishonest: crooked ​deals crooked politicians
(Definition of crooked from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crooked”
in Arabic مُعْوَّج, مُنْحَني…
in Korean 구불어진…
in Portuguese torto…
in Catalan tort…
in Japanese 曲がった…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弯曲的, 歪的,不直的…
in Turkish yamuk, çarpık, eğri büğrü…
in Russian кривой, нечестный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 彎曲的, 歪的,不直的…
in Italian storto…
in Polish krzywy, nieuczciwy…
What is the pronunciation of crooked?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“crooked” in British English

More meanings of “crooked”

Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More