cockeyed Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cockeyed" in British English

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uk   /ˌkɒkˈaɪd/  us   /ˌkɑːk-/

cockeyed adjective (SLOPING)

informal not ​straight, but ​sloping to one ​side: Would you ​straighten that ​picture over there? - It's a ​bit cockeyed.

cockeyed adjective (STUPID)

used to ​describe a ​plan or ​idea that is ​stupid, not ​suitable, or not ​likely to be ​successful: The ​government has ​dreamed up some cockeyed ​scheme for getting ​unemployedyoungsters back into ​work.

cockeyed adjective (DRUNK)

mainly US old-fashioned informal having ​drunk too much ​alcohol
(Definition of cockeyed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cockeyed" in American English

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cockeyedadjective, adverb

 us   /ˈkɑkˌɑɪd/

cockeyed adjective, adverb (SLOPING)

not ​level but set at an ​angle: That ​picturelooks cockeyed – it ​tilts to the ​left.


 us   /ˈkɑkˌɑɪd/

cockeyed adjective (RIDICULOUS)

completelyunreasonable; ​ridiculous: The ​movie is ​based on a cockeyed ​premise.
(Definition of cockeyed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cockeyed”
in Chinese (Simplified) 倾斜的, 斜的,歪的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傾斜的, 斜的,歪的…
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