cooked joints (relating to bodily pains)

  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    Sounds to me like Australian slang. "Crook" meaning "ill","not feeling too good". I've got crook joints.
     

    Sparky Malarky

    Moderator
    English - US
    According to dictionary.com, "cook" can be a slang term meaning "to ruin, to spoil."

    My guess is that your friend was saying that his joints are damaged, perhaps from injury or disease. He might have said "I've got bad joints," "I've got damaged joints," or "My joints are messed up."
     

    pob14

    Senior Member
    American English
    I would think it more likely to hear "My joints are cooked" than "I have cooked joints" in this context. "Cooked," as Sparky points out, used to be common slang for "messed up," but I think nowadays you'd only hear it from old guys like me.
     
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