- 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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Examples from the Web for goggle-eyed
Although we watch the behavior of the super-rich with goggle-eyed fascination, bad feeling toward them lurks in the wings.The Brotherhood of Money
January 2, 2009
"This goggle-eyed imbecile understands nothing," he thought.Under Western Eyes
They hauled together, and landed a goggle-eyed twenty-pound cod."Captains Courageous"
Jud laughed again: “Leave it to me—I'll fix the goggle-eyed fellow.”The Bishop of Cottontown
John Trotwood Moore
Exactly what I would have said; but then, when she only goggle-eyed me, what could a girl do?Miss Ashton's New Pupil
Mrs. S. S. Robbins
Suppose you send that goggle-eyed skivvy of yours on an errand.The Postmaster's Daughter
- (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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