Definition of Goggle-eyed

1. Adjective. With eyes or mouth open in surprise.

Exact synonyms: Openmouthed, Popeyed
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Surprised



Definition of Goggle-eyed

1. Adjective. Having prominent eyes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goggle-eyed

goff
goffed
goffer
goffered
goffering
gofferings
goffers
goffing
goffs
gogetting
gogga
goggle
goggle-box
goggle-boxes
goggle-eye
goggle-eyed (current term)
goggle-eyed plover
goggle box
goggle boxes
gogglebox
goggleboxes
goggled
goggleeyed
goggler
gogglers
goggles
gogglier
goggliest
goggling
gogglings

Literary usage of Goggle-eyed

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Cf. goggle-eyed.] 1. A prominent squinting or staring eye. ... One wno or that which goggles; specifically, a fish, the goggle-eyed jack. goggle-nose ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"goggle-eyed man. louche ; ' Palsgrave. The suffix -le is, as usual, frequentative ; the base appears to be Celtic — Irish and Gael, gag, a nod, ..."

3. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"... goggle- eyed; hut it seems very probable that Goggle is the diminutive of Gog, agog, and means moving, a moving eye ; app. to a prominent, restless eye ..."

4. Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula by Walter William Skeat, Charles Otto Blagden (1906)
"goggle-eyed, with projecting eyes ... and the chim kuwayt or kalong kuwayt, which is also described as goggle-eyed), fies. ..."

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