- having a squinting eye.
- twisted, tilted, or slanted to one side.
- foolish; absurd.
- intoxicated; drunk.
- completely wrong.
Origin of cockeyed
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4a. ridiculous, preposterous, insane, nutty, cockamamie, weird.
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Examples from the Web for cockeyed
He began, he recalls, by setting forth a cockeyed premise: the Marx brothers selling modern art.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure
August 16, 2014
It wouldn't do to get cockeyed drunk now, out of respect to the ladies.L'Assommoir
There's no telling what can happen next in this cockeyed world.Dave Dawson at Truk
Robert Sydney Bowen
For some cockeyed reason, I thought of it when Anti was out there.Accidental Flight
Floyd L. Wallace
The other was cockeyed, half its gears set higher than the other half.Makers
Half the stuff you see in the papers these days is cockeyed.
- afflicted with cross-eye, squint, or any other visible abnormality of the eyes
- appearing to be physically or logically abnormal, absurd, etc; crooked; askewcockeyed ideas
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Word Origin and History for cockeyed
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