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cockamamie

Line breaks: cocka|mamie
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒkəˌmeɪmi
 
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(also cockamamy)

Definition of cockamamie in English:

adjective

North American informal
Ridiculous; implausible: a cockamamie theory
More example sentences
  • He has espoused some cockamamie theories about the secret society.
  • Once you have real evidence, not some conjectured, cockamamie theory, call me.
  • Someone comes up with this cockamamie theory that an e-mail could melt down all the computers and maybe even blow up all the buildings.

Origin

1940s (originally denoting a design left by a transfer): probably an alteration of decalcomania.

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