how to pronounce cockamamie


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cockamamie is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of cockamamie in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… this cockamamie you know well you know …”

meanings of cockamamie


  1. A decal, a design that can be transferred to a surface.
  2. A foolish or ridiculous person.


  1. Foolish, ill-considered, silly, unbelievable.
  2. Trifling.

cockamamie frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cockamamie occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cockamamie can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cockamamie can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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