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popeyed

[pop-ahyd] /ˈpɒpˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
marked by bulging, staring eyes:
a young boy popeyed with excitement.
Origin of popeyed
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism; pop1 + eyed
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  • He fell back sitting on the bed, pulling the popeyed bravo toward him so that his good knee pressed into the Sordello's chest.

  • But no, the guard of a half hour before was staring, popeyed, at the sheaf of bills.

    The Silent Alarm Roy J. Snell
  • As the doors opened, he ran past a popeyed subway guard, up the stairs and into the street.

    Forever Robert Sheckley
  • Charley is squat of figure, short neck, popeyed, and has white hair.

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+)
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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