Definitions for cockeyedˈkɒkˌaɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. having a cockeye or cockeyes.

  2. Slang. off center; tilted or slanted to one side. foolish; absurd. intoxicated; drunk.

    Category: Status (usage)

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. askew, awry(p), cockeyed, lopsided, wonky, skew-whiff(adj)

    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"

  2. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous(adj)

    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"

  3. besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wet(adj)

    very drunk


  1. cockeyed(Adjective)

    Having both eyes oriented inward.

  2. cockeyed(Adjective)

    Crooked or askew.

  3. cockeyed(Adjective)

    Absurd, silly, or stupid; usually used in reference to ideas rather than people.

    I'm not going to go along with your cockeyed plot.


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