wandering/roving eye

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wandering/roving eye

: a tendency to look at and have sexual thoughts about other people while already in a romantic relationship
  • His wife wasn't willing to tolerate his wandering eye.

Word by Word Definitions

wandering play
  1. : characterized by aimless, slow, or pointless movement: such as

  2. : that winds or meanders

  3. : not keeping a rational or sensible course : vagrant

  1. : a going about from place to place

  2. : movement away from the proper, normal, or usual course or place

roving play
  1. : not restricted as to location or area of concern

  2. : capable of being shifted from place to place : mobile

  3. : inclined to ramble or stray

  1. : a slightly twisted roll or strand of usually textile fibers

eye play
  1. : a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

  2. : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely


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