meaning of askew

askew meaning in General Dictionary

Awry askance asquint oblique or obliquely sometimes suggesting scorn or contempt or entry

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  • switched or twisted to a single side
  • turned or twisted toward one part
  • Awry; askance; asquint; oblique or obliquely; -- occasionally indicating scorn, or contempt, or entry.

askew meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1570s, of uncertain etymology; maybe actually "on skew" (see skew), or through the Old Norse form, a ska. Earlier askoye is attested in identical good sense (very early 15c.).


askew meaning in General Dictionary

(adv. & a.) Awry; askance; asquint; oblique or obliquely; -- occasionally indicating scorn, or contempt, or entry.


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Of Sir William Askew (d.

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