Definition of Cockeyed

1. Adjective. Turned or twisted toward one side. "His wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"

Exact synonyms: Askew, Awry, Lopsided, Skew-whiff, Wonky
Similar to: Crooked
Derivative terms: Lopsidedness

2. Adjective. Incongruous;inviting ridicule. "Her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"

3. Adjective. Very drunk.

Definition of Cockeyed

1. Adjective. (American English) Having both eyes oriented inward. ¹

2. Adjective. (American English) Crooked or askew. ¹

3. Adjective. (US informal) Absurd, silly, or stupid; usually used in reference to ideas rather than people. ¹

4. Adjective. (alternative spelling of cock-eyed) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cockeyed

1. cockeye [adj] - See also: cockeye

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockeyed

cocker
cocker spaniel
cocker spaniels
cocker up
cockered
cockerel
cockerels
cockering
cockerpoo
cockerpoos
cockers
cocket
cocket writer
cockets
cockeye
cockeyed (current term)
cockeyedly
cockeyedness
cockeyednesses
cockeyes
cockface
cockfaces
cockfag
cockfags
cockfight
cockfighter
cockfighters
cockfighting
cockfightings
cockfights

Literary usage of Cockeyed

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1. Island Song Lyrics Volume 3 by Larry W. Jones (2004)
"(02/14/2003) (song#1054) Well I let the old geezer try his best to please her But she didn't listen to all his lies And now the cockeyed mayor of Kaunakakai ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1859)
"cockeyed also means squint-eyed. There is a curious epigram in the Elegant Extracts, which, as illustrating a kindred phrase, may be worth reprinting: — “As ..."

3. The Creevey Papers: A Selection from the Correspondence & Diaries of the by Thomas Creevey (1904)
"... Exchequer—the cockeyed Goulbourne—' D'ye know I'm grown so nearsighted that I can't make out who you are. You must tell me your name, if you please. ..."

4. Children of the Tenements by Jacob August Riis (1904)
"... that cock-eyed thing to look at my body when I am dead. She'll give me hard luck in the grave yet." And Sheeny Rose was there to see that cockeyed Grace ..."

5. Journal by Helicopter Association of Great Britain (1894)
"We spend months teaching them to keep flying speed at all times, and then you guys come along and make liars out of us with that cockeyed contraption. ..."

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