Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Foolish; ridiculous; absurd.
  • adjective Askew; crooked.
  • adjective Intoxicated; drunk.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a squinting eye; cross-eyed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective US Having both eyes oriented inward.
  • adjective US Crooked or askew.
  • adjective US, informal Absurd, silly, or stupid; usually used in reference to ideas rather than people.
  • adjective Alternative spelling of cock-eyed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective very drunk
  • adjective turned or twisted toward one side
  • adjective incongruous;inviting ridicule

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Examples

  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Actress/director Penny Marshall is laughing off reports she's battling cancer, insisting the media gets things "cockeyed" at times.

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  • Actress/director Penny Marshall is laughing off reports she's battling cancer, insisting the media gets things "cockeyed" at times.

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  • Ted Shane was employed by Judge magazine, for which I made both cartoons and "cockeyed" crosswords in the 1930s.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 3

  • 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.

    The Short List

  • 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.

    Hints From Heloise

  • Craig is played by Keir Gilchrist, from "United States of Tara"; he's got a sweet spirit and a cockeyed Paul Simon smile.

    A Grownup Look at Lennon as a 'Boy'

  • He added volume at the top of the foot and placed heels at cockeyed angles to soles.

    From Sci-Fi Heels to Bows: a Shoe Maverick

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  • "Uhuhuhuh. Hey, Beavis. Check it out. Cockeyed. Uhhuhuhuh"

    April 2, 2012

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    April 2, 2012

  • "Uhuhuhuh. Hey, Beavis. Check it out. Cockeyed. Uhhuhuhuh"

    April 2, 2012

  • "Uhuhuhuh. Hey, Beavis. Check it out. Cockeyed. Uhhuhuhuh"

    April 2, 2012

  • "Uhuhuhuh. Hey, Beavis. Check it out. Cockeyed. Uhhuhuhuh"

    April 2, 2012

  • Uhuhuhuh. Hey, Beavis. Check it out. Cockeyed. Uhhuhuhuh

    April 2, 2012

  • Uhuhuhuh. Hey, Beavis. Check it out. Cockeyed. Uhhuhuhuh

    April 2, 2012

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    April 2, 2012

  • Uhuhuhuh. Hey, Beavis. Check it out. Cockeyed. Uhhuhuhuh

    April 2, 2012

  • Uhuhuhuh. Hey, Beavis. Check it out. Cockeyed. Uhhuhuhuh

    April 2, 2012