Kanye glasses

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English[edit]

A young man wearing Kanye glasses.

Etymology[edit]

This style of sunglasses, which first became popular in the 1980s, was re-popularized in the early 2010s by American rapper Kanye West.

Noun[edit]

Kanye glasses pl (plural only)

  1. A style of sunglasses which have frames containing horizontal slats as opposed to tinted lenses.
    • 2010, Patrice Evans, Negropedia: The Assimilated Negro's Crash Course on the Modern Black Experience, Three Rivers Press (2011), →ISBN, page 181:
      It used to be trucker hats and Ray-Bans, followed by Kanye glasses and Day-Glo jewelry.
    • 2012, Vice Magazine, Dos & Don'ts: 2013 Daily Calendar, Chronicle Books (2012), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      Finally, someone even approaching futuristic enough to pull off those damn Kanye glasses.
    • 2013, Alyssa Newton, "Football season is here again Jag Fans", The Vanguard (University of South Alabama), Volume 53, Number 3, 12 August 2013, page 17:
      My freshman year, I cheered beside a guy with a huge Afro and Kanye glasses and a guy in a toga.

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