A cockamamie is a ridiculous or impractical idea. Sometimes cockamamie ideas are funny, but other times they are just plain stupid.

  • His cockamamie idea was to build a wall to keep the immigrants out.

  • The cockamamie idea was to build a machine that could read minds.

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Example Sentences for cockamamie

  • 1

    Experts are hardly immune to cockamamie theories.

  • 2

    But feel free to nominate the cockamamie BS.

  • 3

    I'm not adding some new cockamamie rule.

  • 4

    Cockamamie has nothing whatever to do with roosters, talking or otherwise.

  • 5

    The more I think about it, the more cockamamie the idea becomes.