popeyed

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See also: pop-eyed and pop eyed

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

pop +‎ eyed

Adjective[edit]

popeyed (comparative more popeyed, superlative most popeyed)

  1. having bulging eyes
    • 1994, Kenzaburō Ōe, The Pinch Runner Memorandum, translated by Michiko N. Wilson and Michael K. Wilson, Sharpe, Chapter 4, p. 88,
      From behind large and sinister-looking frames her popeyed gaze—it could be from hyperthyroidism—swept over us.
  2. (by extension) astonished
    • 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 11, [1]
      Files of women passed balancing vegetable baskets on their heads, and pop-eyed children who stared at the Europeans.