Definition of cotton-picking in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkätnˌpikiNG/
(also cotton-pickin')


North American informal
Used for emphasis, especially with disapproval or reproach: just a cotton-picking minute! he’s a cotton-pickin' liar!
More example sentences
  • I said, ‘Wait a cotton-picking minute - I've always known him, knew he was a good operator and all that, but don't talk to me about taking over this thing now.‘
  • But hang on just one cotton-picking minute!
  • Well, one mighty big business that has been especially loud about telling government to keep its cotton-picking hands out of their business is the meat industry.

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Syllabification: cot·ton-pick·ing

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