Cockamamy



[kok-uh-mey-mee] /ˈkɒk əˌmeɪ mi/

adjective, Slang.
1.
ridiculous, pointless, or nonsensical:
full of wild schemes and cockamamie ideas.
/ˌkɒkəˈmeɪmɪ/
adjective
1.
(slang, mainly US) ridiculous or nonsensical: a cockamamie story
adj.

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).

verb phrase

: cheerfully sifted through hard copy of the bug-checked code he’d been chugging out (1990s+)

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