evil eye


: an eye or glance held capable of inflicting harm
also : a person believed to have such an eye or glance

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of evil eye was before the 12th century

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“Evil eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evil%20eye. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

evil eye

: an eye or glance thought to be able to do harm

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