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goggle-eyed

[ gog-uhl-ahyd ]

adjective

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


adverb

  1. with bulging, wide-open eyes.

ˈgoggle-ˌeyed

adjective

  1. often postpositive with a surprised, staring, or fixed expression


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Word History and Origins

Origin of goggle-eyed1

1350–1400; Middle English gogel eied squinting, looking sideways
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Example Sentences

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

Naw, I sold my outfit to a goggle-eyed pilgrim that has an idea buffalo hides is prime all summer.

Now Liebchen came in one day at high tide, chasing those little goggle-eyed squids that lived so many in the harbour.

The Irish and Gaelic for Goggle-eyed is gogshuileach, which the authorities refer to gog, “to move slightly” and suil, “an eye”.

I'm not talking of wishing; schoolboys wish, pale-cheeked freshmen at college, goggle-eyed ensigns in marching regiments wish.

The goggle eyed coroner with his beaver in his hand stepped a little to the front and commanded attention.

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