cotton-picking

adjective
cot·​ton-pick·​ing | \ ˈkä-tᵊn-ˌpi-kiŋ How to pronounce cotton-picking (audio) , -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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The first known use of cotton-picking was circa 1952

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“Cotton-picking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cotton-picking. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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cotton-picking

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English Language Learners Definition of cotton-picking

US, old-fashioned + informal used to make a statement more forceful

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