goggle-eyed [gog-uh l-ahyd] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- having bulging, wide-open, or rolling eyes, especially in astonishment or wonderment.
- with bulging, wide-open eyes.
Origin of goggle-eyed 1350–1400; Middle English gogel eied squinting, looking sideways Examples from the Web for goggle-eyed Contemporary Examples of goggle-eyed
Although we watch the behavior of the super-rich with goggle-eyed fascination, bad feeling toward them lurks in the wings.
January 2, 2009
Historical Examples of goggle-eyed
“This goggle-eyed imbecile understands nothing,” he thought.
They hauled together, and landed a goggle-eyed twenty-pound cod.
Jud laughed again: “Leave it to me—I’ll fix the goggle-eyed fellow.”
John Trotwood Moore
Exactly what I would have said; but then, when she only goggle-eyed me, what could a girl do?
Mrs. S. S. Robbins
Suppose you send that goggle-eyed skivvy of yours on an errand.
British Dictionary definitions for goggle-eyed goggle-eyed adjective
- (often postpositive) with a surprised, staring, or fixed expression
Word Origin and History for goggle-eyed adj.
late 14c.; see(v.).