four-eyed


four-eyed

four-eyed [fawr-ahyd, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. having or seeming to have four eyes.
  2. Slang: Usually Disparaging. wearing eyeglasses (sometimes used facetiously).

Origin of four-eyed First recorded in 1880–85 Examples from the Web for four-eyed Historical Examples of four-eyed

  • By general consent the joke was declared as not to be on the “four-eyed tenderfoot.”

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

    H. Hagedorn.

  • Schaldach reported in his notes that four-eyed opossums robbed trap lines set for small mammals at Rancho Pano Ayuctle.

    The Recent Mammals of Tamaulipas, Mexico

    Ticul Alvarez

  • Four-eyed fish skittered over the water, pale as the ghosts of fish, and when quiet, showing only as a pair of bubbly eyes.

    Jungle Peace

    William Beebe

  • When the moon reaches to the top of the sky I shall tell you news of the four-eyed one and of the red-headed.

    The Boy Aviators in Africa

    Wilbur Lawton

  • Fisher had heard of the “four-eyed dude from New York” and heard something of his political reforming.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

    H. Hagedorn.

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