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?
I wonder how much the Federalist Society invested in this cockamamie responsible procreation idea.
“The whole ticking-time-bomb thesis is … so cockamamie,” said Carle.Human Rights Watch: Prosecute Bush, Cheney Over Torture Crimes|R.M. Schneiderman|July 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Tunku Varadarajan on other cockamamie American beliefs—and why so many cling to them.
Word Origin 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).