: an eye staring and bulging (as from excitement)
pop-eyed 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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Word History


back-formation from pop-eyed

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pop eye was in 1828

Dictionary Entries Near pop eye

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“Pop eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20eye. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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