Origin of askewa- + skew
- 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 askewProbably a- 2 skew
(comparative more askew, superlative most askew)
- By creating a bun that's slightly askew, the look is instantly more playful.
- Symmetry: When you look straight down the centerline of the bike, are items like mirrors and handlebars symmetrical or askew?
- For a new take on an old classic, try pulling the bun slightly askew, which will look polished and classic, but slightly unexpected.
- ASKEW, or [[Ascue, Anne]] (1521?-1546), English Protestant martyr, born at Stallingborough about 1521, was the second daughter.
- Some weigh - bridges are arranged in a manner similar to that of the platform machines already described, but having the long body lever turned askew, so that the end of it projects considerably beyond the side of the weighbridge casing, and the pillar and steelyard which receive its pull are clear of the wagon on the platform.