from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Used as an intensive: a cotton-picking fool; out of your cotton-picking mind.
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- n. The harvesting of cotton
- adj. An intensifier, like "darn", used for emphasis or to signify that something is of little value.
- adj. Describes a person who tends to become involved in matters outside of his area of concern.
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David J. Phillip/Associated Press A cotton-picking machine passed over a cotton field near Corpus Christi.
He told stories of Fresno and cotton-picking, of Castroville, where artichokes grew, and Yakima, Washington, where apples were heavy on the trees.
Earlier this summer, Newsweek editor Julia Reed said Obama was "out of his cotton-picking mind" on "Anderson Cooper 360."
The weed, which can grow six feet high on a stalk like a baseball bat, is tough enough to damage delicate parts of his cotton-picking equipment.
She attributed her fast hands to her cotton-picking days as a young girl in Scottsdale, Arizona.
They should thank their grandfathers for their cotton-picking trust funds.
And not to be all PC Policewoman, but 'cotton-picking hands' is a loaded racial term for a lot of people.
Yeah, one of these days, you're gonna wake up and find, this lonesome boy has changed his cotton-picking mind
And for all of the above and more, cotton-picking black folks should be grateful.
The entire debate is whether or not a rape occurred, not what were a room full of Christian boys from 'good homes' (two of them educated by Jesuits) doing ordering strippers to entertain them while threatening sodomy with a broomstick and taunting black women with racist jibes about their cotton-picking slave grandparents?