pop eye

noun
\ ˈpäp-ˌī How to pronounce pop eye (audio) \

Definition of pop eye

: an eye staring and bulging (as from excitement)

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Other Words from pop eye

pop-eyed \ ˈpäp-​ˌīd How to pronounce pop eye (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pop eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But this time, the lace-up sneaker that appears to be of the Vans variety is popping eyes and sparking a debate. Ashley Hoffman, Time, 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pop eye

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pop eye

back-formation from pop-eyed

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The first known use of pop eye was in 1828

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“Pop eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20eye. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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