cotton-picking love


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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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  • She attributed her fast hands to her cotton-picking days as a young girl in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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  • They should thank their grandfathers for their cotton-picking trust funds.

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  • And not to be all PC Policewoman, but 'cotton-picking hands' is a loaded racial term for a lot of people.

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  • Yeah, one of these days, you're gonna wake up and find, this lonesome boy has changed his cotton-picking mind

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  • And for all of the above and more, cotton-picking black folks should be grateful.

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  • 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?

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