sheep's eye


: a shy longing usually amorous glance
usually used in plural
made sheep's eyes at each other

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sheep's eye was circa 1529

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“Sheep's eye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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