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

Learn More About cockamamie

Time Traveler for cockamamie

Time Traveler

The first known use of cockamamie was in 1962

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near cockamamie

cockalorum

cockamamie

cockamaroo

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for cockamamie

Cite this Entry

“Cockamamie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockamamie. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!