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cockamamy

adjective cock·a·ma·my \ˌkä-kə-ˈmā-mē\

: ridiculous or silly

Full Definition of COCKAMAMY

:  ridiculous, incredible <of all the cockamamy excuses I ever heard — Leo Rosten>

Variants of COCKAMAMY

cock·a·ma·my or cock·a·ma·mie \ˌkä-kə-ˈmā-mē\

Examples of COCKAMAMY

  1. Who dreamed up this cockamamie idea?
  2. What cockamamie excuse will he come up with this time?

Origin of COCKAMAMY

perhaps alteration of decalcomania
First Known Use: 1960

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