cotton-picking

cottonpickin'

[kot-n-pik-uhn]
adjective Slang.
damned; confounded: That's a cottonpickin' lie.
Also, cottonpicking [kot-n-pik-uhn, -pik-ing] .


Origin:
1950–55, Americanism; cotton + pick1 + -ing2

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cotton-picking
 
adj
slang (US), (Canadian) (intensifier qualifying something undesirable): you cotton-picking layabout!

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cotton-picking definition


and cotton-pickin'
  1. mod.
    worthless; damned. (Folksy.) : Who is this cotton-picking bigwig pushing us around?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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