popeyed

[ pop-ahyd ]
/ ˈpɒpˌaɪd /

adjective

marked by bulging, staring eyes: a young boy popeyed with excitement.

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Origin of popeyed

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; pop1 + eyed
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British Dictionary definitions for pop-eyed

popeyed
/ (ˈpɒpˌaɪd) /

adjective

having bulging prominent eyes
staring in astonishment; amazed
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