popeyed

[ pop-ahyd ]
/ ˈpɒpˌaɪd /
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adjective

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

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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Word Origin and History for pop-eyed

pop-eyed


adj.

"having bulging eyes," 1820; see pop (v.) + eye (n.).

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