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See more synonyms for moon-eyed on Thesaurus.com
  1. having the eyes open wide, as in fear or wonder; wide-eyed.
  2. Veterinary Pathology. moon-blind.
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Origin of moon-eyed

1780–90 for def 1; 1885–90 for def 2
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Examples from the Web for moon-eyed

Historical Examples

  • I rather think that moon-eyed cook can handle a gun, if one is put in his hand.

    The Broncho Rider Boys on the Wyoming Trail

    Frank Fowler

  • She never will forgive that moon-eyed Miss Dean for putting it over her at the Beauty contest.

British Dictionary definitions for moon-eyed


  1. having the eyes open wide, as in awe
  2. vet science affected with moon blindness
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