- The definition of askew is slightly crooked.
An example of askew is when a picture is not hung correctly and it leans to one side.
- Askew is defined as looking or treating with disdain or a lack of respect.
An example of the word is askew is when someone looks at someone with a scowl, looking down on that person.
askew definition by Webster's New World
Origin: a- plush skew
askew definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adverb & adj.
Origin: Probably a-2 + skew.