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[wuhn-ahyd] /ˈwʌnˌaɪd/
having but one eye.
Cards. being, of, pertaining to, or using a face card or cards on which the figure is shown in profile, such cards being the jack of spades, the jack of hearts, and the king of diamonds in standard packs of cards:
One-eyed jacks are wild.
Origin of one-eyed
before 1000; Middle English, Old English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "So you're here again," muttered the one-eyed grisette, in her deep voice.

    Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray
  • You had better ask your one-eyed friend—I think you said he was one-eyed.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • Food, it seemed, was what could rouse the one-eyed man to continued speech.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • It was a case of nervous “Hémianopsie,” or one-eyed vision, he explained.

    The Seven Secrets William Le Queux
  • Still it was but a pale-faced, quiet Bessie who went to and fro about the place after the visit of the one-eyed Kafir.

    Jess H. Rider Haggard
  • She stood still a moment and looked at the one-eyed cobbler.

  • And the Englishman promptly dreamed that a one-eyed tiger came into his tent without a purwana.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling

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