goggle-eyed [gog-uh l-ahyd] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. having bulging, wide-open, or rolling eyes, especially in astonishment or wonderment.


  1. 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.

    The Brotherhood of Money

    Daphne Merkin

    January 2, 2009

  • Historical Examples of goggle-eyed

  • “This goggle-eyed imbecile understands nothing,” he thought.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • They hauled together, and landed a goggle-eyed twenty-pound cod.

    “Captains Courageous”

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Jud laughed again: “Leave it to me—I’ll fix the goggle-eyed fellow.”

    The Bishop of Cottontown

    John Trotwood Moore

  • Exactly what I would have said; but then, when she only goggle-eyed me, what could a girl do?

    Miss Ashton’s New Pupil

    Mrs. S. S. Robbins

  • Suppose you send that goggle-eyed skivvy of yours on an errand.

    The Postmaster’s Daughter

    Louis Tracy

  • British Dictionary definitions for goggle-eyed goggle-eyed adjective

    1. (often postpositive) with a surprised, staring, or fixed expression

    Word Origin and History for goggle-eyed adj.

    late 14c.; see goggle (v.).

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