cockeyed

cockeyed

[kok-ahyd]
adjective
2.
having a squinting eye.
3.
twisted, tilted, or slanted to one side.
4.
Slang.
a.
foolish; absurd.
b.
intoxicated; drunk.
c.
completely wrong.

Origin:
1715–25; cock2 (v.) + eyed

cockeyedly [kok-ahyd-lee, -ahy-id-] , adverb
cockeyedness, noun


4a. ridiculous, preposterous, insane, nutty, cockamamie, weird.
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cockeyed (ˈkɒkˌaɪd)
 
adj
1.  afflicted with cross-eye, squint, or any other visible abnormality of the eyes
2.  appearing to be physically or logically abnormal, absurd, etc; crooked; askew: cockeyed ideas
3.  drunk

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cockeyed
1821, "squint-eyed," perhaps from cock (v.) in some sense + eye. Fig. sense of "absurd, askew, crazy" is from 1896; that of "drunk" is attested from 1926.
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