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cockeyed

[ kok-ahyd ]
/ ˈkɒkˌaɪd /
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adjective
having a squinting eye.
twisted, tilted, or slanted to one side.
Slang.
  1. foolish; absurd.
  2. intoxicated; drunk.
  3. completely wrong.
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Origin of cockeyed

1715–25; cock2 (v.) + eyed

OTHER WORDS FROM cockeyed

cock·eyed·ly [kok-ahyd-lee, -ahy-id-], /ˈkɒkˌaɪd li, -ˌaɪ ɪd-/, adverbcockeyedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cockeyed

cockeyed
/ (ˈkɒkˌaɪd) /

adjective informal
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
drunk
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