- of poor quality; inferior
- silly; ridiculous
Origin of cockamamiealteration of decalcomania, probably influenced, influence by cock-a-nee-nee, 19th-c. name in New York for a cheap molasses candy
- Trifling; nearly valueless.
- Ludicrous; nonsensical: gave me a cockamamie reason for not going.
Origin of cockamamieProbably alteration of decalcomania
- (US, chiefly dated) A decal, a design that can be transferred to a surface.
- A foolish or ridiculous person.
(comparative more cockamamie, superlative most cockamamie)