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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cockeyed mean? 

COCKEYED (adjective)
  The adjective COCKEYED has 3 senses:

1. turned or twisted toward one side
2. incongruous;inviting ridicule
3. very drunk

  Familiarity information: COCKEYED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

COCKEYED (adjective)

Sense 1cockeyed [BACK TO TOP]


Turned or twisted toward one side


wonky; skew-whiff; cockeyed; awry; askew; lopsided

Context examples:

a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry / his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff


crooked (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned)

Sense 2cockeyed [BACK TO TOP]


Incongruous;inviting ridicule


preposterous; nonsensical; derisory; laughable; ludicrous; idiotic; cockeyed; absurd; ridiculous

Context examples:

the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework / that's a cockeyed idea / ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer / a contribution so small as to be laughable / it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion / a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history / her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous


foolish (devoid of good sense or judgment)

Sense 3cockeyed [BACK TO TOP]


Very drunk


besotted; tipsy; tiddly; tiddley; squiffy; sozzled; smashed; sloshed; slopped; blind drunk; blotto; crocked; fuddled; pie-eyed; soused; soaked; pissed; potty; pixilated; cockeyed; plastered; loaded; wet; stiff; tight


drunk; inebriated; intoxicated (stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol))

Domain usage:

argot; cant; jargon; lingo; patois; slang; vernacular (a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves))

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