half–cocked

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adjective \ˈhaf-ˈkäkt, ˈhäf-\

Definition of half–cocked

  1. 1 :  being at half cock

  2. 2 :  lacking adequate preparation or forethought go off half–cocked

First Known Use of half–cocked

1809




HALF–COCKED Defined for English Language Learners

half-cocked

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Definition of half–cocked for English Language Learners

  • : showing a lack of preparation or careful thought : stupid or foolish

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