from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Foolish; ridiculous; absurd: a cockeyed idea.
- adj. Informal Askew; crooked.
- adj. Informal Intoxicated; drunk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having both eyes oriented inward.
- adj. Crooked or askew.
- adj. Absurd, silly, or stupid; usually used in reference to ideas rather than people.
- adj. Alternative spelling of cock-eyed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a squinting eye; cross-eyed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very drunk
- adj. turned or twisted toward one side
- adj. incongruous;inviting ridicule
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Pausing briefly to ask oneself how the word "cockeyed" translates into Berlin vernacular, one next inquires how the theory could have been more preposterous than at first appeared.
And if Glenn Beck and his "cockeyed" interpretations of the Washington power grabbers scare you, it proves you are a thinking person, and maybe you need to be scared - of what is about to change everything we all believed this country was about.
Actress/director Penny Marshall is laughing off reports she's battling cancer, insisting the media gets things "cockeyed" at times.
Ted Shane was employed by Judge magazine, for which I made both cartoons and "cockeyed" crosswords in the 1930s.
He added volume at the top of the foot and placed heels at cockeyed angles to soles.
Jesse Dylan Tom Waits On his 17th studio album, his first collection of new material in seven years, Tom Waits still has cockeyed metaphors to burn.
If he needs to remind himself of something later in the day, before he gets out of the car he turns the rearview mirror cockeyed.
Craig is played by Keir Gilchrist, from "United States of Tara"; he's got a sweet spirit and a cockeyed Paul Simon smile.
The front sight sat cockeyed but it hit to point of aim.
Chicago director Frank V. Ross , marginal even by mumblecore standards, has a gem in his cockeyed romantic comedy "Audrey the Trainwreck."