Synonyms of crook in English:

crook


See definition of crook

noun

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

SYNONYMS

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

young offender, juvenile delinquent

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

yakuza

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

North American yardbird, yegg

Australian crim

South African lighty

West Indian tief

British rhyming slang tea leaf

dated cracksman

malfeasant, misfeasor, infractor

archaic miscreant, trespasser, trusty, transport

rare peculator, defalcator

ANTONYMS

law-abiding citizen

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

SYNONYMS

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

technical flexure


verb

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

SYNONYMS

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