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four-eyes

[fawr-ahyz, fohr-]
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noun, plural four-eyes.
  1. Slang: Usually Disparaging. a person who wears eyeglasses (sometimes used facetiously).
  2. four-eyed fish.
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Origin of four-eyes

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • "Four-eyes" became, overnight, "Old Four Eyes," which was another matter.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

    H. Hagedorn.

  • "Four-Eyes" awoke from his lethargy, and drank a pint of the wine at a draught.

    The Iron Pirate

    Max Pemberton

  • "Bedad, she signals to us to let her come aboard," said "Four-Eyes," who watched her intently.

    The Iron Pirate

    Max Pemberton

  • Hairy and Four-eyes, after bowing low to the standing Person, turned and leaped out of the room.

    Freudian Slip

    Franklin Abel

  • There were two circular hair-lines of glowing crimson where Hairy and Four-eyes had originally appeared.

    Freudian Slip

    Franklin Abel


British Dictionary definitions for four-eyes

four-eyes

noun
  1. a disparaging term of address for a person wearing spectacles
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Derived Formsfour-eyed, adjective
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