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cotton–picking

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

—used to make a statement more forceful

Full Definition of COTTON-PICKING

1
:  damned —used as a generalized expression of disapproval <a cotton–picking hypocrite>
2
:  damned —used as an intensive <out of his cotton–picking mind — Irving Kristol>

First Known Use of COTTON-PICKING

circa 1952

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