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cottonpickin'

[kot-n-pik-uh n] /ˈkɒt nˌpɪk ən/
adjective, Slang.
1.
damned; confounded:
That's a cottonpickin' lie.
Also, cottonpicking
[kot-n-pik-uh n, -pik-ing] /ˈkɒt nˌpɪk ən, -ˌpɪk ɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism; cotton + pick1 + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for cotton-picking

cotton-picking

adjective
1.
(US & Canadian, slang) (intensifier qualifying something undesirable) you cotton-picking layabout!
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Slang definitions & phrases for cotton-picking

cotton-picking

adjective

Despicable; wretched; damned: They're out of their cotton-picking minds/ I don't think it's anybody's cottonpickin' business what you're doing

[1950s+; fr the inferior status of the field hand or poor farmer in southern US society]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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