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[gog-uh l-ahyd] /ˈgɒg əlˌaɪd/
having bulging, wide-open, or rolling eyes, especially in astonishment or wonderment.
with bulging, wide-open eyes.
Origin of goggle-eyed
1350-1400; Middle English gogel eied squinting, looking sideways Unabridged
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  • "This goggle-eyed imbecile understands nothing," he thought.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • They hauled together, and landed a goggle-eyed twenty-pound cod.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Jud laughed again: “Leave it to me—I'll fix the goggle-eyed fellow.”

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • Exactly what I would have said; but then, when she only goggle-eyed me, what could a girl do?

    Miss Ashton's New Pupil Mrs. S. S. Robbins
  • Suppose you send that goggle-eyed skivvy of yours on an errand.

  • There was the great, goggle-eyed monster, like a mud-coloured log.

    Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton
  • The walruses at first goggle-eyed him in wrathful amazement; but he kept on.

    The President

    Alfred Henry Lewis
  • She was a gipsy by birth, goggle-eyed and hook-nosed, with a round yellow face.

    A House of Gentlefolk Ivan Turgenev
  • All this the goggle-eyed mate had said in a resentful and melancholy voice, with pauses, to the gentle murmur of the sea.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for goggle-eyed


(often postpositive) with a surprised, staring, or fixed expression
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for goggle-eyed

late 14c.; see goggle (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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