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cockamamy

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

Simple Definition of cockamamy

  • : ridiculous or silly

Full Definition of cockamamy

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

Examples of cockamamy

  1. Who dreamed up this cockamamie idea?

  2. What cockamamie excuse will he come up with this time?



Variants of cockamamy

or cock·a·ma·mie play \ˌkä-kə-ˈmā-mē\

Origin of cockamamy

perhaps alteration of decalcomania


First Known Use: 1960


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