- 1) ADJ: ADJ n, ADJ after v, v-link ADJ If you say that someone is goggle-eyed, you mean that they are very surprised or interested by something.
Johnson stared goggle-eyed at Kravis' sumptuous quarters.Syn:2) ADJ (disapproval) If you say that someone is goggle-eyed, you mean they watch television a lot. [BRIT, INFORMAL]
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Goggle-eyed — Gog gle eyed , a. Having prominent and distorted or rolling eyes. Ascham. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
goggle-eyed — adj with your eyes wide open and looking directly at something, especially in surprise or shock … Dictionary of contemporary English
goggle-eyed — [gäg′əlīd΄] adj. having eyes that bulge or roll … English World dictionary
goggle-eyed — AND googly eyed [“gaglaId AND “gugliaId] mod. alcohol intoxicated and staring. □ Wally was goggle eyed and couldn’t stand up. □ He’s too googly eyed to drive home … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
goggle-eyed — adjective with your eyes wide open and looking directly at something: staring goggle eyed at the women … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
goggle-eyed — /ˈgɒgəl aɪd/ (say goguhl uyd) adverb with prominent, rolling eyes, especially as a mark of astonishment: she stared goggle eyed at the apparition … Australian English dictionary
goggle-eyed — adjective having goggle eyes, especially through astonishment … English new terms dictionary
goggle-eyed — gog|gle eyed [ ,gagl aıd ] adjective INFORMAL looking at someone or something in a way that shows you are very surprised or impressed by them … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
goggle-eyed — adj staring, gawking, glaring, ogling, leering; agog, wide eyed, wonderstruck, awe struck, open mouthed, agape; stunned, thunderstruck, Inf. snowed, Inf. hit by the thunderbolt; spellbound, dumfounded, dazed, amazed, astonished; surprised,… … A Note on the Style of the synonym finder
goggle-eyed — gog′gle eyed adj. 1) having bulging, wide open, or rolling eyes, esp. in astonishment or wonderment 2) with bulging, wide open eyes • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME: squinting, looking sideways … From formal English to slang