- having a squinting eye.
- twisted, tilted, or slanted to one side.
- foolish; absurd.
- intoxicated; drunk.
- completely wrong.
- afflicted with cross-eye, squint, or any other visible abnormality of the eyes
- appearing to be physically or logically abnormal, absurd, etc; crooked; askewcockeyed ideas
1821, “squint-eyed,” perhaps from(v.) in some sense + (n.). Figurative sense of “absurd, askew, crazy” is from 1896; that of “drunk” is attested from 1926.