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half–cocked

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adjective \ˈhaf-ˈkäkt, ˈhäf-\

Simple Definition of half–cocked

  • : showing a lack of preparation or careful thought : stupid or foolish

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of half–cocked

  1. 1 :  being at half cock

  2. 2 :  lacking adequate preparation or forethought <go off half–cocked>

1809

First Known Use of half–cocked

1809

Rhymes with half–cocked



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