- having eyes in which there is an abnormal amount of the white showing, because of divergent strabismus.
- having large, staring eyes, as some fishes.
- marked by excited or agitated staring of the eyes, as in fear, rage, frenzy, or the like: He stood there in walleyed astonishment.
- having an eye or the eyes presenting little or no color, as the result of a light-colored or white iris or of white opacity of the cornea.
Origin of walleyed
Examples from the Web for wall-eyed
Did you ever see a horse with such a wall-eyed expression as he's got?Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
From every ranch-gate men and boys issued, wall-eyed with curiosity.They of the High Trails</p>
So quit goggling and slobbering at me, you wall-eyed, slimy, fat toad.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
Take care, Kris, that you don't get wall-eyed during the night.The Cat in Grandfather's House</p>
Carl Henry Grabo
That wall-eyed roan is mine, so is the sorrel mare with the star face.The Eagle's Heart
Word Origin and History for wall-eyed
c.1300, wawil-eghed, wolden-eiged, "having very light-colored eyes," also "having parti-colored eyes," from Old Norse vagl-eygr "having speckled eyes," from vagl "speck in the eye." Meaning "having one or both eyes turned out" (and thus showing much white) is first recorded 1580s.
- Having a walleye.
- Affected with walleye.
- Having large bulging or staring eyes.
- Having eyes with distended pupils.