Synonyms of crook in English:


See definition of crook


1‘the crook got five years for swindling two families’


criminal, lawbreaker, offender, villain, black hat, delinquent, malefactor, culprit, wrongdoer, transgressor, sinner

informal young offender, juvenile delinquent

informal felon, thief, robber, armed robber, burglar, housebreaker, shoplifter, mugger, fraudster, confidence trickster, swindler, racketeer, gunman, gangster, outlaw, bandit, terrorist, rapist

informal yakuza

informal con, jailbird, lifer, baddy, shark, conman, con artist, hustler

North American informal yardbird, yegg

Australian informal crim

South African informal lighty

West Indian informal tief

British informal, rhyming slang tea leaf

informal, dated cracksman

informal malfeasant, misfeasor, infractor

informal, archaic miscreant, trespasser, trusty, transport

informal, rare peculator, defalcator


law-abiding citizen

2‘the leopard sat in the crook of a tree branch’


bend, curve, curvature, kink, bow, elbow, angle, fork, intersection

technical flexure


1‘he crooked his finger and called over the waiter’


cock, flex, bend, curve, curl, angle, hook, bow