Definition of skew-whiff in English:

skew-whiff

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adverb & adjective

British informal
  • Not straight; askew: [as adverb]: he knocked my wig skew-whiff
    More example sentences
    • When the nails corrode, the tiles go skew-whiff.
    • Now I suspected at the time that there was something skew-whiff in Zizek's analysis of populism, and the more I think about it the more firmly I'm convinced that my initial suspicions were correct.
    • Some facts may a little skew-whiff - one interviewee says.

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Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively

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