cottonpickin'

[ kot-n-pik-uh n ]
/ ˈkɒt nˌpɪk ən /

adjective Slang.

damned; confounded: That's a cottonpickin' lie.
Also cot·ton·pick·ing [kot-n-pik-uh n, -pik-ing] /ˈkɒt nˌpɪk ən, -ˌpɪk ɪŋ/.

Origin of cottonpickin'

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; cotton + pick1 + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for cotton-picking

cotton-picking


adjective

US and Canadian slang (intensifier qualifying something undesirable)you cotton-picking layabout!
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