from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slang Trifling; nearly valueless.
- adj. Slang Ludicrous; nonsensical: gave me a cockamamie reason for not going.
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- adj. foolish, silly
- adj. trifling
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- adj. ludicrous, foolish
Pace Webster's Third [XV,3], but including the word cockamamie in a Yiddish lexicon is questionable, as is the definition given.
These are the kind of cockamamie questions that lead to life deficit disorder.
Since Crist's labeling a while back of these efforts as "cockamamie", it appears that he has logged a full workday recently enough to understand that those cockamamie efforts are finally coming to fruition.
It was a mistake to suggest that the alleged Neather Plot - that is, the conspiracy to "swamp" Britain with Labour-voting imigrants - was the kind of cockamamie scheme that could only be the work of over-excited junior clever chaps at the Home Office.
Georgia goofball Tom Price is introducing some kind of cockamamie resolution to condemn him.
He even chided Sen. Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, for offering a "cockamamie" plan for partitioning Iraq.
Patrick Leahy of Vermont called a "cockamamie" plan to consider building a fence or wall along the U.S.
In fact, they correlate to a kind of cockamamie manifesto delineated in his book.
The lecture was given by Dr Nicholas Christakis, a professor from Harvard who had flown over to expand on theories that he once thought of as "cockamamie".
While Rubio is talking in detail about federal spending and health care reform, Crist is boiling the issues down by describing them as "cockamamie" and "crazy."