cockeyed

adjective cock·eyed \ ˈkäk-ˌīd \

Definition of cockeyed

1 : having a cockeye
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.

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First Known Use of cockeyed

1821


COCKEYED Defined for English Language Learners

cockeyed

adjective

Definition of cockeyed for English Language Learners

  • : turned or tilted to one side : not straight

  • : crazy or foolish


COCKEYED Defined for Kids

cockeyed

adjective cock·eyed \ ˈkäk-ˌīd \

Definition of cockeyed for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

cockeyed

adjective cock·eyed \ ˈkäk-ˈīd \

medical Definition of cockeyed

: having a cockeye


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