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

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

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