- ridiculous, pointless, or nonsensical: full of wild schemes and cockamamie ideas.
Origin of cockamamie
Examples from the Web for cockamamie
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?Phylicia Rashad and the Cult of Cosby Truthers
January 8, 2015
I wonder how much the Federalist Society invested in this cockamamie responsible procreation idea.More on Responsible Procreation
March 27, 2013
“The whole ticking-time-bomb thesis is … so cockamamie,” said Carle.Human Rights Watch: Prosecute Bush, Cheney Over Torture Crimes
July 12, 2011
Tunku Varadarajan on other cockamamie American beliefs—and why so many cling to them.Ignorant America
August 30, 2010
- slang, mainly US ridiculous or nonsensicala cockamamie story
Word Origin and History for cockamamie
American English slang word attested by 1946, popularized c.1960, but said to be New York City children's slang from mid-1920s; perhaps an alteration of decalcomania (see decal).