[kraws-ahyd, kros-]


having crossed eyes.

Origin of cross-eyed

First recorded in 1785–95
Related formscross-eyed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for cross-eyed

boss-eyed, squint-eyed, strabismic, walleyed

Examples from the Web for cross-eyed

Historical Examples of cross-eyed

  • In the first place I am not acquainted with this cross-eyed being.

    The Yellow Claw

    Sax Rohmer

  • She had red hair, and it is said that she was cross-eyed, but this has been denied on good authority.

    Stories Of Georgia

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • He could do it if Burnett's eyes were so fur apart he was cross-eyed behind.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • If I get cross-eyed as Jake Barto, it will be from trying to see two women at once.

  • I remember that she was cross-eyed and had bad teeth and a sallow complexion.


    F(rancis) Marion Crawford

British Dictionary definitions for cross-eyed



having one or both eyes turning inwards towards the nose
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