cockeyed
adjective Date: 1821 1. having a cockeye 2. a. askew, awry b. slightly crazy ; topsy-turvy <
a cockeyed scheme
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c. drunk 1a • cockeyedly adverbcockeyedness noun

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  • cockeyed — 1821, squint eyed, perhaps from COCK (Cf. cock) (v.) in some sense + EYE (Cf. eye). Figurative sense of absurd, askew, crazy is from 1896; that of drunk is attested from 1926 …   Etymology dictionary

  • cockeyed — [adj] crooked, askew absurd, askance, askant, asymmetrical, awry, cam, canted, crazy, crooked, cross eyed, lopsided, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, squint, strabismic; concept 586 Ant. level, straight …   New thesaurus

  • cockeyed — [käk′īd΄] adj. 1. cross eyed 2. Slang a) tilted to one side; crooked; awry b) silly; ridiculous; foolish c) drunk …   English World dictionary

  • cockeyed — [[t]kɒ̱ka͟ɪd, AM aɪd[/t]] also cock eyed 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that an idea or scheme is cockeyed, you mean that you think it is very unlikely to succeed. Maybe she has some cockeyed delusions about becoming a big coal baroness. Syn: absurd 2) …   English dictionary

  • cockeyed — [“kakaid] mod. crazy. □ Who came up with this cockeyed idea, anyway? □ If you didn’t act so cockeyed all the time, you’d have more friends …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • cockeyed — {adj.} Drunk; intoxicated. * /Frank has been drinking all day and, when we met, he was so cockeyed he forgot his own address./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cockeyed — {adj.} Drunk; intoxicated. * /Frank has been drinking all day and, when we met, he was so cockeyed he forgot his own address./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cockeyed — adjective a) Having both eyes oriented inward. Im not going to go along with your cockeyed plot. b) Crooked or askew …   Wiktionary

  • cockeyed — adj. Cockeyed is used with these nouns: ↑optimist …   Collocations dictionary

  • cockeyed — Synonyms and related words: afflicted, agee, agee jawed, amiss, anamorphous, apish, asinine, askance, askant, askew, askewgee, asquint, asymmetric, awry, batty, befooled, beguiled, bent, besotted, boiled, bombed, boozy, bowed, brainless,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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