Definition of "thrawn" [thrawn]

  • Chiefly Scots Crooked or twisted; misshapen. (adjective)
  • Chiefly Scots Perverse; contrary. (adjective)

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Use "thrawn" in a sentence
  • "He shuffled a little faster -- still upon his knees -- his head still twisted over his shoulder 'thrawn' in terror of Sandie and the accusing corpse."
  • "There is something "thrawn," as the Scotch say, about the story; there is often a touch of this sinister kind in the author's work."
  • "There's also a word which the people who live here like to use about themselves - "thrawn"."
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