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lazy eye

noun, Informal.
the deviating eye in strabismus.
an amblyopic eye.
Origin of lazy eye
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If his lazy eye denoted lethargy, his broad feet and short legs vouched for his sure-footedness.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • "'Get thee back into the tempest and the night's Plutonian shore,'" I urged, but all he did was to open one lazy eye, and wink.

    The Champagne Standard Mrs. John Lane
  • The Spaniard looks upon nature with a lazy eye, troubling himself little about anything that cannot be put to some immediate use.

    The Philippine Islands Ramon Reyes Lala

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