- any person afflicted with myopia
C18: via French from Greek muōps; see myopia
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Examples from the Web for myope
I am a very small person; and when young, was very dark, with the large alarming eyes of a myope.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2
Word Origin and History for myope
"short-sighted person," 1728, from French myope "short-sighted" (16c.), from Late Latin myop-, from Greek myops "short-sighted" (see myopia).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- One who is affected by myopia.
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