- an eyeglass for one eye.
Origin of monocle
Examples from the Web for monocled
Not imagination; this one was the veddy veddy correct, monocled type.Checklist
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Her head was graciously inclined towards the monocled youth who stood nearest her.The House by the Lock
C. N. Williamson
As Flint looked at Winifred, he felt an absurd jealousy of the monocled Englishman who presumed to show his admiration so plainly.Flint
Maud Wilder Goodwin
It was upon that vision known to earth as Amanthus this monocled, British, chinless person was gazing.Selina
George Madden Martin
At one time, I suppose, Duncan would have called his monocled captain out.The Prairie Child
- a lens for correcting defective vision of one eye, held in position by the facial muscles
Word Origin and History for monocled
"single eyeglass," 1886, from French monocle, noun use of adjective monocle "one-eyed, blind in one eye" (13c.), from Late Latin monoculus "one-eyed," from Greek monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + Latin oculus "eye" (see eye (n.)).
That this, a hybrid, a Gallicism, and a word with no obvious meaning to the Englishman who hears it for the first time, should have ousted the entirely satisfactory eyeglass is a melancholy illustration of the popular taste in language. [Fowler]