coon eyes

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raccoon + eyes, by analogy to the appearance of the eyes of raccoons that have a similar albeit black coloration surrounding their ocular area.

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coon eyes (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic, informal) The state of the orbits of the eyes (especially the undereyes) having a blueish-purplish coloration

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