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[fawr-ahyd, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌaɪd, ˈfoʊr-/
having or seeming to have four eyes.
Slang: Usually Disparaging. wearing eyeglasses (sometimes used facetiously).
Origin of four-eyed
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • (p. 474) Three months later to a day, the man who had been Little Missouri's "four-eyed tenderfoot" was dead.

  • By general consent the joke was declared as not to be on the "four-eyed tenderfoot."

  • It was wonderful how he dug up ructions—and him the mildest lookin' four-eyed gent ever let loose.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Schaldach reported in his notes that four-eyed opossums robbed trap lines set for small mammals at Rancho Pano Ayuctle.

  • When the moon reaches to the top of the sky I shall tell you news of the four-eyed one and of the red-headed.

  • Fisher had heard of the "four-eyed dude from New York" and heard something of his political reforming.

  • The epithet "four-eyed" may possibly contain a tentative coagulation of the two dogs in one.

    Cerberus, The Dog of Hades Maurice Bloomfield
  • "I didn't like the looks of that four-eyed teacher, anyway," declared the old lady, with some asperity.

  • four-eyed fish skittered over the water, pale as the ghosts of fish, and when quiet, showing only as a pair of bubbly eyes.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • Say, nobody would suspect it, I guess, by the grin I had on when she and Aunty and the four-eyed party comes trailin' out.

    Torchy Sewell Ford

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