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four-eyes

[fawr-ahyz, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌaɪz, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, plural four-eyes.
1.
Slang: Usually Disparaging. a person who wears eyeglasses (sometimes used facetiously).
Origin of four-eyes
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • He had struck four-eyes squarely on the flat nose, and it felt as if he had slugged an anvil.

    Freudian Slip Franklin Abel
  • "four-eyes" became, overnight, "Old Four Eyes," which was another matter.

  • four-eyes sat up deliberately, and struck himself on the chest several times as though to knock the sleep out of him.

    The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
  • "four-eyes" awoke from his lethargy, and drank a pint of the wine at a draught.

    The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
  • Once or twice during these days I saw the man "four-eyes," and from him gained a few answers to my questions.

    The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
  • "Bedad, she signals to us to let her come aboard," said "four-eyes," who watched her intently.

    The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
  • There were two circular hair-lines of glowing crimson where Hairy and four-eyes had originally appeared.

    Freudian Slip Franklin Abel
  • Hairy and four-eyes, after bowing low to the standing Person, turned and leaped out of the room.

    Freudian Slip Franklin Abel
  • He stepped on the bridge to find Karl wringing his hands, and "four-eyes" was no less uneasy.

    The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
British Dictionary definitions for four-eyes

four-eyes

noun
1.
a disparaging term of address for a person wearing spectacles
Derived Forms
four-eyed, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for four-eyes

four-eyes

noun

A person who wears eyeglasses (1874+)

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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