cockeyed

[[t]kɒ̱ka͟ɪd, AM -aɪd[/t]]
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.

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2) ADJ-GRADED If something is cockeyed, it looks wrong because it is not in a level or straight position.

...dusty photographs hanging at cockeyed angles on the walls.


English dictionary. 2008.

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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 — [“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 Date: 1821 1. having a cockeye 2. a. askew, awry b. slightly crazy ; topsy turvy < a cockeyed scheme > c. drunk 1a • cockeyedly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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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