[ahy-foo l]

noun, plural eye·fuls.

an amount of foreign matter thrown, blown, etc., into the eye: an eyeful of dust.
as much as one can or wants to see: The tourists got an eyeful of slum life.
Informal. a very attractive person, especially a beautiful woman.

Origin of eyeful

First recorded in 1825–35; eye + -ful
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Related Words for eyeful

looker, beauty, show, knockout, stunner, spectacle, lovely, vision, dazzler

Examples from the Web for eyeful

Historical Examples of eyeful

  • Before the train left the cowboys figured they had given the "dudes" an eyeful.

  • And meet Marie, and her mother too, and let them get an eyeful.

    Cabin Fever

    B. M. Bower

  • Just then he lifted his head and seemed to take an eyeful of Young's blue shirt.

  • Crow took an eyeful of us as we stood there, evidently dying of curiosity to know what it all meant, and then retired.

    My Friend Smith

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • She did get an eyeful of several anatomically correct drawings before taking off again.


    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for eyeful


noun informal

a view, glance, or gazehe got an eyeful of the secret before they blindfolded him
a very beautiful or attractive sight, esp a woman
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