skew-whiff

skew-whiff
UK / US adjective British informal
not straight

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  • skew-whiff — adj [not before noun] BrE spoken informal [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: skew] not straight = ↑crooked ▪ The top of the bookcase is skew whiff …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • skew-whiff — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ not straight; askew …   English terms dictionary

  • skew|whiff — «SKYOO HWIHF», adjective, adverb. British Dialect. askew; awry …   Useful english dictionary

  • skew-whiff — /skju ˈwɪf/ (say skyooh wif) adverb Colloquial askew: *squashed his face against hers so that one eye was twisted skew whiff and the lips pouted like a cod s. –d arcy niland, 1955. Also, skewiff. {British dialect, from skew + whiff} …  

  • skew-whiff — adjective /ˈskuː.(w)ɪf/ askew; lopsided, not straight I hung up that picture, but it looks skew whiff to me See Also: squiffy …   Wiktionary

  • Skew-whiff — This is what you would call crooked. Like when you put a shelf up and it isn t straight we would say it is all skew whiff …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • skew-whiff — adjective BrE informal not straight: The top of the bookcase is skew whiff …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • skew-whiff — I adjective turned or twisted toward one side a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry G.K.Chesterton his wig was, as the British say, skew whiff • Syn: ↑askew, ↑awry, ↑cockeyed, ↑lopsided, ↑wonky …   Useful english dictionary

  • skew-whiff — adverb & adjective Brit. informal not straight; askew …   English new terms dictionary

  • skew-whiff — Adj. Out of alignment, incorrect. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

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