skewwhiff

skewwhiff

(ˈskjuːˈwɪf)
adj
(postpositive) informal Brit not straight; askew
[C18: probably influenced by askew]
Translations

skewwhiff

, skewwiff
adj, adv (Brit inf) → schief
References in periodicals archive ?
And yet, here we are surrounded by thousands of them that don't do their job properly - skewwhiff road signs that point slightly off direction or vanish altogether so you spend the next three days spinning round a one-way system; 20% off signs on a row of jackets that the sales assistant insists isn't reduced; "express queue" signs above a crocodile of sluggish shoppers moving in slow motion towards the till.
Brian Clemenson's charge was a bit skewwhiff at traprise, but that apart was footperfect in defeating the useful Bell Legend by three lengths.
Skewwhiff tie, sleeves of jumper stretched to a foot too long, oh and I'll just use my shoes as brakes.