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[kraws-ahyd, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌaɪd, ˈkrɒs-/
having crossed eyes.
Origin of cross-eyed
First recorded in 1785-95
Related forms
cross-eyedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for cross-eyed
Historical Examples
  • In the first place I am not acquainted with this cross-eyed being.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • She had red hair, and it is said that she was cross-eyed, but this has been denied on good authority.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • He could do it if Burnett's eyes were so fur apart he was cross-eyed behind.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • If I get cross-eyed as Jake Barto, it will be from trying to see two women at once.

    Valley of the Croen Lee Tarbell
  • I remember that she was cross-eyed and had bad teeth and a sallow complexion.

    Stradella F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  • Little Gertrude is cross-eyed, but dear and affectionate and generous.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • Then he and the cross-eyed girl took their places for another quadrille.

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling J. P. Johnston
  • He was a fat man, cross-eyed, with a sort of clerical expression.

    Corleone F. Marion Crawford
  • The piskie was in the shape of a man—very dark, black-haired, and cross-eyed.

    Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
  • At length he happened to think of his old story of the cross-eyed horse.

British Dictionary definitions for cross-eyed


having one or both eyes turning inwards towards the nose
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for cross-eyed


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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