adjective \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?


perhaps alteration of decalcomania
First Known Use: 1960


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