cockeyed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cockeyed very drunk
    • adj cockeyed turned or twisted toward one side "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton","his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"
    • adj cockeyed incongruous; inviting ridicule "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework","that's a cockeyed idea","ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer","a contribution so small as to be laughable","it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion","a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history","her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cockeyed Having a squinting eye; cross-eyed.
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Usage

In literature:

Where she had seen only a cockeyed reveller indulging himself in a drunken prank or whimsy, I had spotted the hunted fawn.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
The direction continued to be toward Cockeye.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
It was a cockeyed future, if this were the future.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
The worst of them, I think, was a fellow who went by the name of Cockeye.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
In her cockeyed way, she seemed pretty proud of her student.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
Mr. Cockey expressed himself as delighted, and would only be too happy.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Does he think the judges are cockeyed too?
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Except on the one subject of that cockeyed invention of his, he behaved perfectly normally.
"Gone Fishing" by James H. Schmitz
That stool, that's a funny way to punish a person, but all their stuff is a little cockeyed.
"The Enormous Room" by Horace Leonard Gold
His navigation was all cockeyed.
"Dave Dawson at Casablanca" by Robert Sydney Bowen
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In news:

Photographer Jessica Craig-Martin Is High Society's Cockeyed Optimist.
Cynthia Flood has lived in the Fourth Ward most of her 38 years, the last nine in a cockeyed two-story rent house at 1809 Wilson Street.
The cockeyed witticism, from a jocular self-interview that the teenage Lorenz Hart published in a high school periodical, shows that his signature attitude toward life was already firmly in place, years before h...
Sometimes as I go about my daily rounds on this cockeyed planet, I get despondent and blue over the probable future of mankind.
And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say.
Compared with today's Massachusetts GOP, Chambers was a cockeyed optimist.
"Your Sister 's Sister " is a cockeyed semi-romcom that feels like it started with a 'what-if' concept and then, unusually, deepened and improved.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a cockeyed door in mere minutes.
Cockeyed Sodium Chloride magic trick.
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In science:

The Price of a Gal lon: 47 liquids compared. url: http : / / www . cockeyed . com / science/gallon/liquid.html. Adbusters Blog.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
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