[glas-ee-ahyd, glah-see-]


having a dull, dazed, or uncomprehending expression; staring fixedly.

Origin of glassy-eyed

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for glassy-eyed

Historical Examples of glassy-eyed

  • I had a positive abhorrence for the painted, bedizened, dead-faced, glassy-eyed Egeria of Peter Ivanovitch.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • And just then Jane Hubbard came downstairs, shepherding before her a pale and glassy-eyed Bream.

    The Girl on the Boat

    Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

  • Down through emptiness they fell together, Burl glassy-eyed with panic.

    The Forgotten Planet

    Murray Leinster

  • I lay there and looked sort of glassy-eyed, as if I was awake, but kinda hypnotized, you know.

  • He sat there a moment, glassy-eyed, then rose with a trembling effort and groped aft to the cabin.


    James Hopper