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cockeye

[kok-ahy] /ˈkɒkˌaɪ/
noun, plural cockeyes.
1.
an eye that squints or is affected with strabismus.
Origin of cockeye
1815-1825
1815-25; cock2 (v.) + eye
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  • "Seems to me no manner of doubt but what he's headed for cockeye," he said.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • If we don't find no sign at cockeye, we can just naturally back track and pick up where he turned off.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • So Curley mounted and we rode on at a walk on the horse trail that led up the broad, shallow wash that came out of cockeye.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • "Of course, such fellows as cockeye and Fothergill are the exceptions, and not the rule," Mr. Blount said.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • The worst of them, I think, was a fellow who went by the name of cockeye.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • It was a bay with a white leg, and I knew that cockeye used to ride such a horse, and that there wasn't a better in the colony.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for cockeye

cockeye

/ˈkɒkˌaɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) an eye affected with strabismus or one that squints
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Slang definitions & phrases for cockeye

cockeye

noun

A left-handed pitcher; southpaw (1940s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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