cockeyed

Something that's off-kilter, crooked, or strangely twisted is cockeyed. If the cockeyed pictures on your grandparents' wall drive you crazy, you may need to go around their house straightening them all.

If your hat's on cockeyed, it's askew, leaning to one side, and if the lights on your friend's Christmas tree are cockeyed, they're drooping in a lopsided way. Something that doesn't make sense or isn't believable can also be called cockeyed: "Then he told this cockeyed story about having lunch with the President." In the 1920s and 30s, the word also meant "drunk." It started out, in the 19th century, meaning "squint-eyed."

Primary Meanings of cockeyed

1.
adj
turned or twisted toward one side
2.
adj
incongruous;inviting ridicule
3.
adj
very drunk
Full Definitions of cockeyed
1

adj turned or twisted toward one side

Synonyms:
askew, awry, lopsided, skew-whiff, wonky
crooked
having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned
2

adj incongruous;inviting ridicule

“that's a cockeyed idea”
Synonyms:
absurd, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous
foolish
devoid of good sense or judgment
3

adj very drunk

Synonyms:
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated
stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

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