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crook·back

 (kro͝ok′băk′)
n. Obsolete
A hunchback.

crook′backed′ adj.

crookback

(ˈkrʊkˌbæk)
n
(Pathology) a rare word for hunchback
ˈcrookˌbacked adj

crook•back

(ˈkrʊkˌbæk)

n. Archaic.
a hunchback.
[1400–50]
crook′backed`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crookback - a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
cripple - someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
Adj.1.crookback - characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
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Chamberlain sent a version of this rhyme to Dudley Carleton in June of 1612 with a marginal note identifying the two crookbacks (Chamberlain 1.
Apparently believing another Richard play would be timely and profitable, Philip Henslowe hired Ben Jonson to write one called Richard Crookback, using the by-then familiar derogatory label (Greg 168).