cotton-picking

adjective cot·ton-pick·ing \ ˈkä-tᵊn-ˌpi-kiŋ , -ˌpi-kən \

Definition of cotton-picking

1 : damned used as a generalized expression of disapproval
  • a cotton-picking hypocrite
2 : damned used as an intensive
  • out of his cotton-picking mind
  • —Irving Kristol

First Known Use of cotton-picking

circa 1952

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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COTTON-PICKING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cotton-picking for English Language Learners

  • —used to make a statement more forceful



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