[kok-uh-mey-mee] /ˈkɒk əˌmeɪ mi/
ridiculous, pointless, or nonsensical:
full of wild schemes and cockamamie ideas.
(slang, mainly US) ridiculous or nonsensical: a cockamamie story
American English slang word attested by 1946, popularized c.1960, but said to be New York City children’s slang from mid-1920s; perhaps an alteration of decalcomania (see decal).
: cheerfully sifted through hard copy of the bug-checked code he’d been chugging out (1990s+)
[kok-uh-lawr-uh m, -lohr-] /ˌkɒk əˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-/ noun 1. a self-important little man. /ˌkɒkəˈlɔːrəm/ noun 1. a self-important little man 2. bragging talk; crowing
[kok-uh-lee-kee] /ˌkɒk əˈli ki/ noun, Scottish Cookery. 1. a soup made with chicken broth, chopped leeks, and sometimes a little oatmeal. /ˌkɒkəˈliːkɪ/ noun 1. a variant of cockieleekie
[ko-keyn] /kɒˈkeɪn/ noun 1. a fabled land of luxury and idleness. /kɒˈkeɪn/ noun 1. (medieval legend) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness n. c.1300, from Old French Cocaigne (12c.) “lubberland,” imaginary country, abode of luxury and idleness. Of obscure origin, speculation centers on words related to cook (v.) and cake (cf. Middle Dutch kokenje, […]
[kohd] /koʊd/ noun 1. a system for communication by telegraph, heliograph, etc., in which long and short sounds, light flashes, etc., are used to symbolize the content of a message: Morse code. 2. a system used for brevity or secrecy of communication, in which arbitrarily chosen words, letters, or symbols are assigned definite meanings. 3. […]