ˈdü-ē-ˌīd How to pronounce dewy-eyed (audio)
 also  ˈdyü-
: naively innocent and trusting
a dewy-eyed optimist

Examples of dewy-eyed in a Sentence

dewy-eyed newlyweds who had yet to experience the trials and tribulations of married life perpetrators of the fraud lured in dewy-eyed investors

Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dewy-eyed was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“Dewy-eyed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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