Cockeyed



[kok-ahyd] /ˈkɒkˌaɪd/

adjective
1.
.
2.
having a squinting eye.
3.
twisted, tilted, or slanted to one side.
4.
Slang.

/ˈkɒkˌaɪd/
adjective (informal)
1.
afflicted with cross-eye, squint, or any other visible abnormality of the eyes
2.
appearing to be physically or logically abnormal, absurd, etc; crooked; askew: cockeyed ideas
3.
drunk
adj.

1821, “squint-eyed,” perhaps from cock (v.) in some sense + eye (n.). Figurative sense of “absurd, askew, crazy” is from 1896; that of “drunk” is attested from 1926.

adjective

adverb

Askew; crooked; Slonchways: He put his hat on cockeyed and got a polite chuckle (1910s+)

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