- Slang: Usually Disparaging. a person who wears eyeglasses (sometimes used facetiously).
- four-eyed fish.
Origin of four-eyes
First recorded in 1870–75
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"Four-eyes" became, overnight, "Old Four Eyes," which was another matter.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
"Four-Eyes" awoke from his lethargy, and drank a pint of the wine at a draught.
"Bedad, she signals to us to let her come aboard," said "Four-Eyes," who watched her intently.
Hairy and Four-eyes, after bowing low to the standing Person, turned and leaped out of the room.
There were two circular hair-lines of glowing crimson where Hairy and Four-eyes had originally appeared.
- a disparaging term of address for a person wearing spectacles
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