Definition of cockeyed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒkaɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːkaɪd//
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  1. 1not level or straight synonym crooked Doesn't that picture look cockeyed to you?
  2. 2not practical; not likely to succeed a cockeyed scheme to make people use less water
  3. Word Originearly 19th cent.: apparently from the verb cock and eye.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cockeyed