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Definition of "cockeyed" [cockeyed]

  • Informal Foolish; ridiculous; absurd: a cockeyed idea. (adjective)
  • Informal Askew; crooked. (adjective)
  • Informal Intoxicated; drunk. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cockeyed" in a sentence
  • "Pausing briefly to ask oneself how the word "cockeyed" translates into Berlin vernacular, one next inquires how the theory could have been more preposterous than at first appeared."
  • "And if Glenn Beck and his "cockeyed" interpretations of the Washington power grabbers scare you, it proves you are a thinking person, and maybe you need to be scared - of what is about to change everything we all believed this country was about."
  • "Actress/director Penny Marshall is laughing off reports she's battling cancer, insisting the media gets things "cockeyed" at times."