- 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.
Origin of askewa- + skew
Origin of askewProbably a–2 + skew.
(comparative more askew, superlative most askew)
- tilted to one side.
- He wore his hat askew
- with disapproval
- to look askew