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Posted by R. Berg on January 30, 2001

In Reply to: Cockeyed? posted by ESC on January 30, 2001

: : What is the meaning of this 'cockeyed' phrase?

: : I thought maybe it meant to look cross eyed...or have poor vision. My gandPa used to say...look at that Cockeyed SOB...

: 1. Turned or tilted to one side. 2. Slightly crazy. "The Merriam-Webster Dictionary."

The "American Heritage Dictionary" has more definitions:

cockeye . . . A squinting eye.

cockeyed . . . 1. Cross-eyed. 2. Slang. a. Crooked; askew. b. Foolish; ridiculous; absurd. c. Drunk.