[ wuhn-ahyd ]

  1. having but one eye.

  2. Cards. being, of, pertaining to, or using a face card or cards on which the figure is shown in profile, such cards being the jack of spades, the jack of hearts, and the king of diamonds in standard packs of cards: One-eyed jacks are wild.

Origin of one-eyed

before 1000; Middle English, Old English

Words Nearby one-eyed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use one-eyed in a sentence

  • The cavalier was a thick-pated, one-eyed old warrior, who had a life of hard fighting and foul living written all over his face.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
  • Kitty, the grey one-eyed mare, came and rubbed her nose against the black horse.

    Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
  • They were all together—the one-eyed man, the bald old woman, and Myla.

    The Status Civilization | Robert Sheckley