cockamamie

adjective
cock·​a·​ma·​mie | \ ˌkä-kə-ˈmā-mē How to pronounce cockamamie (audio) , ˈkä-kə-ˌmā- \
variants: or less commonly cockamamy

Definition of cockamamie

: ridiculous, incredible some cockamamie idea/story of all the cockamamy excuses I ever heard— Leo Rosten

First Known Use of cockamamie

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cockamamie

perhaps alteration of decalcomania

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“Cockamamie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockamamie. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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