Cockamamie  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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  1. A decal, a design that can be transferred to a surface.
  2. A foolish or ridiculous person.

Adjective

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

Etymology

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





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