cockeyed






adjective

  1. cross-eyed.
  2. having a squinting eye.
  3. twisted, tilted, or slanted to one side.
  4. Slang.
    1. foolish; absurd.
    2. intoxicated; drunk.
    3. completely wrong.

adjective informal

  1. afflicted with cross-eye, squint, or any other visible abnormality of the eyes
  2. appearing to be physically or logically abnormal, absurd, etc; crooked; askewcockeyed ideas
  3. drunk
adj.

1821, “squint-eyed,” perhaps from cock (v.) in some sense + eye (n.). Figurative sense of “absurd, askew, crazy” is from 1896; that of “drunk” is attested from 1926.

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