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cotton–picking

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adjective cot·ton–pick·ing \ˈkä-tən-ˌpi-kiŋ, -ˌpi-kən\

Simple Definition of cotton–picking

  • —used to make a statement more forceful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cotton–picking

  1. 1 :  damned —used as a generalized expression of disapproval <a cotton–picking hypocrite>

  2. 2 :  damned —used as an intensive <out of his cotton–picking mind — Irving Kristol>

Circa 1952

First Known Use of cotton–picking

circa 1952

Rhymes with cotton–picking


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