[fawr-ahyd, fohr-]


having or seeming to have four eyes.
Slang: Usually Disparaging. wearing eyeglasses (sometimes used facetiously).

Origin of four-eyed

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for four-eyed

Historical Examples of four-eyed

  • By general consent the joke was declared as not to be on the "four-eyed tenderfoot."

  • Schaldach reported in his notes that four-eyed opossums robbed trap lines set for small mammals at Rancho Pano Ayuctle.

  • Four-eyed fish skittered over the water, pale as the ghosts of fish, and when quiet, showing only as a pair of bubbly eyes.

    Jungle Peace

    William Beebe

  • When the moon reaches to the top of the sky I shall tell you news of the four-eyed one and of the red-headed.

  • Fisher had heard of the "four-eyed dude from New York" and heard something of his political reforming.