Crooked Crook"ed (kr??k"?d), a. 1. Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed. ``Crooked paths.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]

he is deformed, crooked, old, and sere. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right. [1913 Webster]

They are a perverse and crooked generation. --Deut. xxxii. 5. [1913 Webster]

3. False; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings. [1913 Webster]

{Crooked whisky}, whisky on which the payment of duty has been fraudulently evaded. [Slang, U.S.] --Barlett. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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