having eyes in which there is an abnormal amount of the white showing, because of divergent strabismus.
having large, staring eyes, as some fishes.
marked by excited or agitated staring of the eyes, as in fear, rage, frenzy, or the like: He stood there in walleyed astonishment.
having an eye or the eyes presenting little or no color, as the result of a light-colored or white iris or of white opacity of the cornea.
Origin: 1300–50;Middle Englishwawileghed, waugle eghed < Old Norsevagleygr, equivalent to vagl- (meaning uncertain; compare Icelandicvagl film over the eye) + -eygr -eyed; see eye; compare Old Englishwaldenīge
c.1300, "having very light-colored eyes," also "having parti-colored eyes," wawil-eghed, from O.N. vagl-eygr "having speckled eyes," from vagl "speck in the eye." Meaning "having one or both eyes turned out" (and thus showing much white) is first recorded 1588.