Cockamamie Definition

kŏkə-māmē
adjective
Of poor quality; inferior.
Webster's New World
Trifling; nearly valueless.
American Heritage
Silly; ridiculous.
Webster's New World
noun

(US, chiefly dated) A decal, a design that can be transferred to a surface.

Wiktionary
A foolish or ridiculous person.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Cockamamie

Noun

Singular:
cockamamie
Plural:
cockamamies

Origin of Cockamamie

  • From French décalcomanie (“process of transferring designs onto surfaces using decals”); sometimes erroneously claimed to derive from Yiddish.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably alteration of decalcomania

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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