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popeyed

[pop-ahyd] /ˈpɒpˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
marked by bulging, staring eyes:
a young boy popeyed with excitement.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism; pop1 + eyed
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British Dictionary definitions for popeyed

popeyed

/ˈpɒpˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
having bulging prominent eyes
2.
staring in astonishment; amazed
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Slang definitions & phrases for popeyed

popeyed

adjective
  1. Having protuberant eyes; exophthalmic; bugeyed (1830+)
  2. Astonished; amazed: I just stood there popeyed (1906+)

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