adjectiveNorth American informal
Ridiculous; implausible: a cockamamie theory
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- 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.
1940s (originally denoting a design left by a transfer): probably an alteration of decalcomania.
Words that rhyme with cockamamieAmy, flamy, gamy, Jamie, Mamie, samey
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