cockeyed

adjective
cock·​eyed | \ ˈkäk-ˌīd How to pronounce cockeyed (audio) \

Definition of cockeyed

1 : having a cockeye
2a : askew, awry
b : slightly crazy : topsy-turvy a cockeyed scheme

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Other Words from cockeyed

cockeyedly \ ˈkäk-​ˌī(-​ə)d-​lē How to pronounce cockeyedly (audio) \ adverb
cockeyedness \ ˈkäk-​ˌīd-​nəs How to pronounce cockeyedness (audio) \ noun

Examples of cockeyed in a Sentence

The windows of the house look cockeyed. Where did you get those cockeyed ideas? She is full of cockeyed optimism.
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Recent Examples on the Web But GaTa, who estimated the accuracy of his onscreen self at 98%, is in the end a wonderfully distinct personality: A cockeyed optimist whose rough ride has only fortified his drive. Los Angeles Times, "How a white rapper’s sidekick became a breakout sitcom star — and TV’s unlikeliest role model," 15 Apr. 2020 The series has a cockeyed political perspective, flooding nefarious Democratic operatives alongside its Trumpling dunce-caps. Darren Franich, EW.com, "The Good Fight season 4 is loopy, paranoid, all over the place, and gripping: Review," 9 Apr. 2020 Two redwood French doors with plexiglass windows hung cockeyed from creaky hinges at the entrance, and a combination lock provided meager security against intruders. Jeff Sharlet, Harpers Magazine, "December 2019," 25 Nov. 2019 Two redwood French doors with plexiglass windows hung cockeyed from creaky hinges at the entrance, and a combination lock provided meager security against intruders. Jeff Sharlet, Harpers Magazine, "December 2019," 25 Nov. 2019 Two redwood French doors with plexiglass windows hung cockeyed from creaky hinges at the entrance, and a combination lock provided meager security against intruders. Jeff Sharlet, Harpers Magazine, "December 2019," 25 Nov. 2019 Two redwood French doors with plexiglass windows hung cockeyed from creaky hinges at the entrance, and a combination lock provided meager security against intruders. Jeff Sharlet, Harpers Magazine, "December 2019," 25 Nov. 2019 Two redwood French doors with plexiglass windows hung cockeyed from creaky hinges at the entrance, and a combination lock provided meager security against intruders. Jeff Sharlet, Harpers Magazine, "December 2019," 25 Nov. 2019 Two redwood French doors with plexiglass windows hung cockeyed from creaky hinges at the entrance, and a combination lock provided meager security against intruders. Jeff Sharlet, Harpers Magazine, "December 2019," 25 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cockeyed

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 2c

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“Cockeyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockeyed. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for cockeyed

cockeyed

adjective
How to pronounce cockeyed (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cockeyed

informal
: turned or tilted to one side : not straight
: crazy or foolish

cockeyed

adjective
cock·​eyed | \ ˈkäk-ˌīd How to pronounce cockeyed (audio) \

Kids Definition of cockeyed

1 : tilted to one side
2 : foolish a cockeyed plan

cockeyed

adjective
cock·​eyed | \ ˈkäk-ˈīd How to pronounce cockeyed (audio) \

Medical Definition of cockeyed

: having a cockeye

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