[gog-uh l-ahyd]


having bulging, wide-open, or rolling eyes, especially in astonishment or wonderment.


with bulging, wide-open eyes.

Origin of goggle-eyed

1350–1400; Middle English gogel eied squinting, looking sideways
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Contemporary Examples of goggle-eyed

  • Although we watch the behavior of the super-rich with goggle-eyed fascination, bad feeling toward them lurks in the wings.

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    The Brotherhood of Money

    Daphne Merkin

    January 2, 2009

Historical Examples of goggle-eyed

British Dictionary definitions for goggle-eyed



(often postpositive) with a surprised, staring, or fixed expression
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Word Origin and History for goggle-eyed

late 14c.; see goggle (v.).

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