cock-eyed

   drunk
   Literally, askew.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • cock|eyed — «KOK YD», adjective. 1. = cross eyed. (Cf. ↑cross eyed) 2. Slang. tilted or twisted to one side: »Mary s cup, cock eyed in the saucer, rested by her chair (New Yorker). 3. Slang. foolish; silly: »They did some cock eyed things, but they had dash… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock-eyed — adj 1.) unlikely to succeed ▪ The whole idea is completely cock eyed. 2.) not straight but set at an angle ▪ I think you put that shelf up cock eyed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cock-eyed — [ ,kak aıd ] adjective INFORMAL 1. ) silly and not practical: a cock eyed proposal 2. ) not straight or level: CROOKED ╾ cock eyed adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cock-eyed — ► ADJECTIVE informal 1) crooked or askew; not level. 2) absurd; impractical. 3) having a squint …   English terms dictionary

  • cock-eyed — adjective informal 1 an idea, situation, plan etc that is cock eyed is strange and not practical: The whole idea is completely cock eyed. 2 not straight but set at an angle: I think you put that shelf up cock eyed …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cock-eyed — UK [ˌkɒk ˈaɪd] / US [ˌkɑkˈaɪd] adjective informal 1) silly and not practical a cock eyed proposal 2) not straight or level Derived word: cock eyed UK / US adverb …   English dictionary

  • cock-eyed — adjective a) Having both eyes oriented inward. Im not going to go along with your cock eyed plot. b) Crooked or askew …   Wiktionary

  • cock-eyed — adj Crazy, cockamamie. A solar powered flashlight? What kind of cock eyed idea is that? 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • cock-eyed — adj. colloq. 1 crooked, askew, not level. 2 (of a scheme etc.) absurd, not practical. 3 drunk. 4 squinting. Etymology: 19th c.: app. f. COCK(1) + EYE …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock-eyed — a. Squint eyed …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cock-eyed — see cockeyed …   English dictionary


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