eye-opener

noun
eye-open·​er | \ ˈī-ˌōp-nər How to pronounce eye-opener (audio) , -ˌō-pə- \

Definition of eye-opener

1 : a drink intended to wake one up
2 : something startling, surprising, or enlightening her biography is a real eye-opener

Other Words from eye-opener

eye-opening \ ˈī-​ˌōp-​niŋ How to pronounce eye-opener (audio) , -​ˌō-​pə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of eye-opener

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Eye-opener.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye-opener. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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eye-opener

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English Language Learners Definition of eye-opener

informal : something that shows or teaches you something in a surprising way

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