cockeyed

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adjective cock·eyed \ˈkäk-ˌīd\

Definition of cockeyed

  1. 1 :  having a cockeye

  2. 2 a :  askew, awry b :  slightly crazy :  topsy-turvy <a cockeyed scheme> c :  drunk 1a

cockeyedly

play \ˈkäk-ˌī(-ə)d-lē\ adverb

cockeyedness

play \-ˌīd-nəs\ noun

Examples of cockeyed in a sentence

  1. The windows of the house look cockeyed.

  2. Where did you get those cockeyed ideas?

  3. She is full of cockeyed optimism.

1821

First Known Use of cockeyed

1821


COCKEYED Defined for English Language Learners

cockeyed

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adjective cock·eyed \ˈkäk-ˌīd\

Definition of cockeyed for English Language Learners

  • : turned or tilted to one side : not straight

  • : crazy or foolish


COCKEYED Defined for Kids

cockeyed

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adjective cock·eyed \ˈkäk-ˌīd\

Definition of cockeyed for Students

  1. 1 :  tilted to one side

  2. 2 :  foolish <a cockeyed plan>


Medical Dictionary

cockeyed

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adjective cock·eyed \ˈkäk-ˈīd\

Medical Definition of cockeyed

  1. :  having a cockeye



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